Arthur Alfonso Schomburg: Black Bibliophile & Collector

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by Elinor Des Verney Sinnette

Paperback, 276 pages

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This is the first full biography of the pioneering black collector whose detective work laid the foundation for the study of black history and culture. Born in Puerto Rico in 1874, Arthur Alfonso Schomburg came to New York militantly active in Caribbean revolutionary struggles. He searched out the hidden records of the black experience and built a collection of books, manuscripts, and art that had few rivals. Today it forms the core of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for research in Black Culture, one of the leading collections in the field.

Arthur Alfonso Schomburg spent his life gathering the evidence to disprove those who claimed that “the Negro has no history.” From extensive interviews and her own probing into the historical record, Elinor Des Verney Sinnette has brought to life the story of the man and his work in the cause of justice for the black race.

Esta es la primera biografía completa del colector negro pionera cuya labor detectivesca sentado las bases para el estudio de la historia y la cultura negro. Nacido en Puerto Rico en 1874, Arthur Alfonso Schomburg llegó a Nueva York militante activo en las luchas revolucionarias del Caribe. Buscó en los registros ocultos de la experiencia de negro y construido una colección de libros, manuscritos y arte que tenían pocos rivales. Hoy en día constituye el núcleo de Schomburg Center de la Biblioteca Pública de Nueva York para la investigación en Negro Cultura, una de las colecciones más importantes del campo.

This book is in English.