The Resource Works for children and young adults : biographies, edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy, (electronic resource/)

Works for children and young adults : biographies, edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy, (electronic resource/)

Label
Works for children and young adults : biographies
Title
Works for children and young adults
Title remainder
biographies
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The twelfth volume of The Collected Works of Langston Hughes contains Hughess collections of biographies for children and young adults - Famous American Negroes, Famous Negro Music Makers, and Famous Negro Heroes of America - gathered together for the first time. In these works, Hughes sought to remedy decades of historical and cultural neglect by telling the stories of African Americans who had made vital contributions to the construction of the American identity. Hughes made clear his commitment to an inclusive and diverse accounting of the achievements of African Americans on American soil, from vernacular expression to high culture, oratory to combat, geographical exploration to intellectual introspection. His lively and dramatic portraits of African Americans such as Crispus Attucks, Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Mahalia Jackson, battling against exclusivity and adversity to achieve their full potential, present a captivating portrait of America. This volume is a valuable record of the emerging African American struggle for civil rights and positive self- determination. It also documents Hughess interests as he entered the fifth decade of his life and can be read fruitfully alongside his writings for adults at the time, reflecting his sociocultural and political thought
Member of
Dewey number
973.0496073092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.96
LC item number
H84 2001eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Anderson University music performances
  • The collected works of Langston Hughes
Series volume
  • 2001
  • v. 12
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Works for children and young adults : biographies, edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy, (electronic resource/)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGROES (1954) : Phillis Wheatley (about 1753-1784): whose poetry George Washington praised -- Richard Allen (about 1760-1831) : founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) : a star who never came home -- Frederick Douglass (about 1817-1895) : fighter for freedom -- Harriet Tubman (about 1823-1913) : the Moses of her people -- Booker T. Washington (about 1858-1915) : founder of Tuskegee -- Daniel Hale Williams (1858-1931) : a great physician -- Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) : whose painting hangs in the Luxembourg -- George Washington Carver (about 1864-1943) : agricultural chemist -- Robert S. Abbott (1870-1940) : a crusading journalist -- Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) : the Robert Burns of Negro poetry -- W.C. Handy (1873-1958) : father of the blues -- Charles C. Spauding (1874-1952) : executive of the worlds largest Negro business -- A. Philip Randolph (1889- ) : distinguished labor leader -- Ralph Bunche (1904- ) : Statesman and political scientist -- Marian Anderson (1902- ) : Famous concert singer -- Jackie Robinson (1919- ) : first Negro in big league baseball -- FAMOUS NEGRO MUSIC MAKERS (1955) : The Fisk Jubilee Singers -- James A. Bland : minstrel composer -- Bert Williams : artist of comedy song -- Bill Robinson : music with the feet -- Leadbelly : the essence of folk song -- Jelly Roll Morton : from ragtime to jazz -- Roland Hayes : famous concert artist -- William Grant Still : distinguished composer -- Bessie Smith : The Empress of the Blues -- Duke Ellington: composer and band leader -- Ethel Waters : singer of popular songs -- Louis Armstrong : king of the trumpet players -- Marian Anderson : Metropolitan opera star -- Bennie Benjamin : Broadway song writer -- Mahalia Jackson : singer of gospel songs -- Dean Dixon : symphony conductor -- Lena Horne : singing star of Hollywood -- Famous jazz musicians : Congo Square to Carnegie Hall -- FAMOUS NEGRO HEROES OF AMERICA (1958) : Estaban : discover of Arizona -- Crispus Attucks : martyr for American independence -- Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable : founder of Chicago -- Paul Cuffe : seaman and colonizer -- Gabriel Prosser : freedom seeker -- James P. Beckwourth : frontiersman -- Frederick Douglass: abolitionist -- Harriet Tubman : liberator -- Robert Smalls : patriot -- Charles Young : West Pointer -- Matthew A. Henson : explorer -- Ida B. Wells : crusader -- Hugh N. Mulzac : master mariner -- Henry Johnson : a gallant soldier -- Dorie Miller : a hero of Pearl Harbor -- Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. : General of the Air Force
Control code
ocm56723443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Works for children and young adults : biographies, edited with an introduction by Steven C. Tracy, (electronic resource/)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
FAMOUS AMERICAN NEGROES (1954) : Phillis Wheatley (about 1753-1784): whose poetry George Washington praised -- Richard Allen (about 1760-1831) : founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church -- Ira Aldridge (1807-1867) : a star who never came home -- Frederick Douglass (about 1817-1895) : fighter for freedom -- Harriet Tubman (about 1823-1913) : the Moses of her people -- Booker T. Washington (about 1858-1915) : founder of Tuskegee -- Daniel Hale Williams (1858-1931) : a great physician -- Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937) : whose painting hangs in the Luxembourg -- George Washington Carver (about 1864-1943) : agricultural chemist -- Robert S. Abbott (1870-1940) : a crusading journalist -- Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) : the Robert Burns of Negro poetry -- W.C. Handy (1873-1958) : father of the blues -- Charles C. Spauding (1874-1952) : executive of the worlds largest Negro business -- A. Philip Randolph (1889- ) : distinguished labor leader -- Ralph Bunche (1904- ) : Statesman and political scientist -- Marian Anderson (1902- ) : Famous concert singer -- Jackie Robinson (1919- ) : first Negro in big league baseball -- FAMOUS NEGRO MUSIC MAKERS (1955) : The Fisk Jubilee Singers -- James A. Bland : minstrel composer -- Bert Williams : artist of comedy song -- Bill Robinson : music with the feet -- Leadbelly : the essence of folk song -- Jelly Roll Morton : from ragtime to jazz -- Roland Hayes : famous concert artist -- William Grant Still : distinguished composer -- Bessie Smith : The Empress of the Blues -- Duke Ellington: composer and band leader -- Ethel Waters : singer of popular songs -- Louis Armstrong : king of the trumpet players -- Marian Anderson : Metropolitan opera star -- Bennie Benjamin : Broadway song writer -- Mahalia Jackson : singer of gospel songs -- Dean Dixon : symphony conductor -- Lena Horne : singing star of Hollywood -- Famous jazz musicians : Congo Square to Carnegie Hall -- FAMOUS NEGRO HEROES OF AMERICA (1958) : Estaban : discover of Arizona -- Crispus Attucks : martyr for American independence -- Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable : founder of Chicago -- Paul Cuffe : seaman and colonizer -- Gabriel Prosser : freedom seeker -- James P. Beckwourth : frontiersman -- Frederick Douglass: abolitionist -- Harriet Tubman : liberator -- Robert Smalls : patriot -- Charles Young : West Pointer -- Matthew A. Henson : explorer -- Ida B. Wells : crusader -- Hugh N. Mulzac : master mariner -- Henry Johnson : a gallant soldier -- Dorie Miller : a hero of Pearl Harbor -- Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. : General of the Air Force
Control code
ocm56723443
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

Library Locations

    • Plymouth Public LibraryBorrow it
      132 South Street, Plymouth, MA, 02360, US
      41.9422191 -70.6578858
Processing Feedback ...