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Read reliable biographical and critical essays on the lives, works and careers of important literary figures from all periods and genres. International authors are included but the work focuses on American and British writers. DNLB helps readers to understand writers within a larger perspective of literary history.
Presents history through a mosaic of the lives of thousands of individuals, illuminating the abiding influence of persons of African descent on the life of this nation from the arrival of Esteban in Spanish Florida in 1529 through to notable black citizens of the present day.
Explores the entire experience of African Americans seeking a place in the scientific community―not just the triumphs but the frustrations, discriminations, and the efforts to support (and sometimes impede) African American scientists.
Women such as Venus and Serena Williams, Condoleezza Rice, Carol Moseley Braun, Ruth Simmons, and Ann Fudge have become household names for their remarkable contributions to sports, politics, academia, and business. In nearly 600 entries, Black Women in America celebrates the remarkable achievements of black women throughout history, highlights their ongoing contributions in America today, and represents the new research the first edition helped to generate.