Dark Sky Rising by Henry Louis Gates audiobook

Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow

By Henry Louis Gates, Jr. , with  Tonya Bolden
Read by Dion Graham

Scholastic Audio Books, Scholastic Inc
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation. This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.This audio edition features an introduction narrated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr..

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a journey through America's past and our nation's attempts at renewal in this look at the Civil War's conclusion, Reconstruction, and the rise of Jim Crow segregation.

This is a story about America during and after Reconstruction, one of history's most pivotal and misunderstood chapters. In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction's noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new "color line" in the long Jim Crow era that followed. In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.This audio edition features an introduction narrated by Henry Louis Gates, Jr..

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Priase for Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Historical Program--Long Form, for The African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossPeabody Award Winner for The African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossFeatured among Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans" Included in Ebony magazine's "100 Most Influential Black Americans" Named a MacArthur FellowWinner of four NAACP Image AwardsSelected as a National Humanities medalist Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters Chosen as the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson LecturerInducted into the Sons of the American Revolution
Priase for Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Historical Program--Long Form, for The African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossPeabody Award Winner for The African Americans: Many Rivers to CrossFeatured among Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans" Included in Ebony magazine's "100 Most Influential Black Americans" Named a MacArthur FellowWinner of four NAACP Image AwardsSelected as a National Humanities medalist Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters Chosen as the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson LecturerInducted into the Sons of the American Revolution
“Renowned scholar and debut YA author Gates Jr., along with Bolden, have crafted an excellent work on the rise of Jim Crow laws in the South…The complexity of the subject and sophisticated language will be readable for high school students but is on the more challenging end of the spectrum. The writing is at times lyrical, with repeated phrases and beautifully constructed prose.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Author Bio: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and the holder of the distinguished Alphonse Fletcher Jr. University Professorship at Harvard. The author of several award-winning works of literary criticism, he also wrote the memoir Colored People; The Future of the Race, coauthored with Cornel West; and Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Black Man.

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Author Bio: Tonya Bolden

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 3.08
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English