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Contemporary Black Biography: Profiles from the International Community
By Paula Kepos (editor) and Derek Jacques (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Gale Group
Publication date August 29, 2008
Pages 285
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780787695446
ISBN-10 0787695440
Dimensions 1 by 8.75 by 11.25 in.
Weight 2.25 lbs.
Original list price $182.00
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Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each. Arranged alphabetically, entries are divided by subheads for quick scanning. Sections cover:

  • Portrait (as available)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Educational background
  • Address
  • Career data
  • Memberships
  • Awards received
  • Detailed prose essay
  • Complete source citations

Contemporary Black Biography is not limited to coverage of only notable black Americans, nor is it restricted by a manufactured definition of contemporary. Its multinational coverage spans this century and includes rising personalities as well as groundbreakers and newsmakers in a variety of fields.

Contemporary Black Biography includes four cumulative indexes:

  • Nationality: While concentrating on U.S. figures, this title also covers important personalities from other countries. Find them listed by nationality here.
  • Occupation: Editors focus on biographies not typically found in other sources — an eclectic blend of well-known and well-respected educators, physicians, politicians, activists, writers, clergy, military leaders, attorneys, as well as members of the more glamorous occupations such as athletes, fashion models and actors
  • Subjects: Events, places and organizations 01

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9780787695446 | details & prices | 285 pages | 8.75 × 11.25 × 1.00 in. | 2.25 lbs | List price $182.00
About: Each volume of Contemporary Black Biography contains at least 65 full-length biographies written in an easy-to-follow prose style, ranging from 2 to 4 pages each.

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