Edmonia Lewis (c) A. Henderson      


NOW AVAILABLE: The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis. A Narrative Biography,  by Harry Henderson ( co-author of A History of African American Art from 1792 to the Present) and Albert Henderson, winner of the eLit GOLD award: "Illuminating Digital Publishing Excellence." Independent Opinion:  "The Hendersons’ monument of research and craftsmanship seeks to give Lewis the consideration that she has been denied—not dissimilar to the artist’s own commitment to proving her competitors and critics wrong, demonstrating that a minority could take on the hegemonic tradition of fine arts. The book provides crystalline accounts of Lewis’s feuds and mentorships, as well as rich illustrations of the works being discussed throughout. Overall, the authors deliver a well-constructed mix of primary resources, critical analysis and literary flourishes." - Kirkus Reviews. "Thank you so much for your excellent research ... Your work on Edmonia Lewis will be used for many years to come by scholars, art historians, art collectors and anyone interested in knowing more about this outstanding woman"  - Dr. Sheryl Colyer.  "Lewis’s story is all at once interesting and sad. Her life, while forgotten for a while is now making a come back among art historians and this immense work helps to secure her artistic legacy." Lifelong Dewey   "A key acquisition for any arts or African-American history holding. The authors' attention to precise scholarship provides all the details of a solid linear history and biography but the end result is anything but dry: it reads with the passion and drama of good literature." Midwest Book Review  "A definitive biography" Washington Times  "5.0 of 5 stars" - Links Goodreads

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Selected publications and letters.

"BLOG -- Searching for Edmonia Lewis," and web site www.edmonialewis.com. Editor and author, 2012 - present.

The Indomitable Spirit of Edmonia Lewis. A Narrative Biography, by Harry Henderson and Albert Henderson. Esquiline Hill Press,  2012-2013. ISBN 978-1-58863-450-4 (mobi); 978-1-58863-451-1 (epub); 978-1-58863-452-8 (pdf).

Paying dearly for grants. (letter) New York Times (Jan. 25, 2011): D4.

Unfair blame for university presses. Chronicle of Higher Education LIV, 2 (2007): A87.

Walter J. Johnson and the scholarly reprint. Logos 17, 1 (2006): 42-47; reprinted in Immigrant Publishers, edited by Richard Abel and Gordon Graham (Transaction, 2009): 89-97.

The dash and determination of Robert Maxwell, champion of dissemination. Logos. 15, 2 (2004): 65-75; reprinted in Immigrant Publishers, edited by Richard Abel and Gordon Graham (Transaction, 2009): 123-140. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/287221105_The_dash_and_determination_of_Robert_Maxwell_Champion_of_dissemination

Music by the numbers. (letter) New York Times (Apr 2, 2004). 

Great works, owned forever? (letter) New York Times (Jan 19, 2003): 12wk. 

Peer review. Higher Education in the United States. An Encyclopedia. Edited by James J. F. Fores and Kevin Kinser. (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-Clio. 2002): 456-457.

Publishing in higher education. Higher Education in the United States. An Encyclopedia. Edited by James J. F. Fores and Kevin Kinser. (Santa Barbara CA: ABC-Clio. 2002): 496-502.

The insularity bias. Cortex 38 (2002): 421-424. 

The growth of printed literature in the twentieth century. Scholarly Publishing. Books, Journals, Publishers and Libraries in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Richard Abel et al. (New York: Wiley. 2002): 1-24. 

Diversity and the growth of serious / scholarly / scientific journals. Scholarly Publishing. Books, Journals, Publishers and Libraries in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Richard Abel et al. (New York: Wiley. 2002): 133-162.

"The big lie" and the great newspaper caper. First Monday (March 2001): 6, 3.  

Undermining peer review. Society 38, 2 (J/F 2001):47-54.  

Universities and article copyright.  (letter) Learned Publishing 13 (2000): 265-266. http://alidoro.catchword.com/vl=1542764/cl=6/nw=1/rpsv/cgi-bin/cgi?ini=alpsp&body=linker&reqidx=/catchword/alpsp/09531513/v13n4/s11/p265

Information science vs. science policy. (guest editorial) Science 289 (2000): 243. http://www.sciencemag.org

The library collection failure quotient. Journal of Academic Librarianship 26, 3 (May 2000):159-170.

NTIS,  free downloads, and the productivity paradox. (Opinion). Scientist 13 (Nov. 8, 1999): 22.  http://www.the-scientist.library.upenn.edu/yr1999/nov/comm_991108.html

Scientific research and library spending. (letter) Chronicle of Higher Education XLVI, 7 (Oct. 8, 1999): B14.

E-Biomed, publishers’ prices, and white collar crime. Newsletter of Serials Pricing Issues 223 (June 4, 1999).  http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/stacks/n/nspi/nspi-ns223.txt

Science in the twilight zone; Or, are science libraries related to science? Also, Rebuttal. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship (Fall 1998 ) http://www.library.ucsb.edu/istl/98-fall/fall/

The devil and Max Weber in the research university. Journal of Information Ethics 8,1 (Spring 1999): 20-36. 

Information science and information policy. The use of constant dollars and other indicators to manage research investments. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50 (1999): 366-379. 

Electronic Databases and Publishing. (editor) (New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction. 1998) ISBN 1-56000-967-5.

The death of knowledge. (op-ed) Against the Grain 10, 5 (Nov. 1998): 24, 26. 

Should authors keep copyrights? (letter) Chronicle of Higher Education XLV, 10 (Oct. 30, 1998): B12. 

The incoherence of the new science policy. Society 35, 6 (Sept./Oct. 1998): 38-43.   

Ethical Advertising. (editorial) Publishing Research Quarterly. 24.1 (1998): 3-5.

Skyrocketing misinformation. (letter) American Libraries 29, 3 (March 1998): 34,36. 

Lawful misconduct. The Scientist 12, 2 (Jan. 19, 1998): 7-9.  http://www.the-scientist.com/yr1998/jan/opin_980119.html

Library budgets and subscription rates. (letter) Chronicle of Higher Education XLIV, 2 (Sept. 5, 1997): B13. 

Pay for college learning, not bureaucracy. (letter) New York Times (June 23, 1997) A14.

Forget peer review. (letter) Weekly Standard 2, 1 (Sept. 16, 1996): 7. 

Debunking more myths. (letter) Library Journal 121, 10 (June 1, 1996): 10.   

On "the economics of professional journal pricing." (letter) College & Research Libraries 57 (May 3, 1996): 301-302. 

Research productivity. (letter) Science 271 (March 22, 1996): 1653-1654.   

Reporting to the board — forecast: more cancellations. Journal Publishing Series. (Allen Press). (Jan/Feb, 1996). 

University funding and publication. (letter) Learned Publishing 8 (Oct. 1995): 266. 

Research at risk. (letter) IEEE Spectrum 32,8 (August, 1995): 4. 

Solving the paradoxes of journal prices: an editor’s response to the serials crisis. CBE Views 18,2  (April, 1995): 31-35. 

More on publishing. Contemporary Psychology 40, 5 (May, 1995): 491-492.

The concerns of scholarly publishing. (letter) Chronicle of Higher Education XLVI, 33 (April 28, 1995):B5.

Research journals: a question of economic value. Logos 6, 1 (1995): 43-46.

Restore shelved library funding. (letter) Physics Today (January 1994): 68.

Response to Ford and Lustig comments on 'Publishers' conflict of interest.' CBE Views 16, 4 (Aug. 1993). 

Forecasting the prices of foreign journals. Serials Librarian 23, 1/2 (1993): 129-134.

What do research libraries need? Against the Grain 5, 3 (June 1993).

NSF report. (letter) Scholarly Publishing Today (J/F 1993).

Postscript: "The cost effectiveness of science journals." (letter ) Publishing Research Quarterly 9, 1 (Spring 1993).

Publishers' conflict of interest. CBE Views 16, 1 ( Feb. 1993).

12 Red Herrings.  Against the Grain.  (Sept, 1992)

Cost Effectiveness of Science Journals: Supplement. (editor) (Bridgeport CT: Foundation for International Scientific Cooperation. 1992).

Cost effectiveness of science journals. Publishing Research Quarterly 8, 3 (Fall 1992).

Forecasting periodicals prices. Serials Librarian 21, 4 (1992).

Solution to the futility of cost-effective librarianship. Science and Technology Libraries 12,1 (1991).

More library budget justifications. Book Research Quarterly  (Winter, 1990/91). 

(Letter criticizing Barschall idea of ‘cost-effectiveness.’) Chronicle of Higher Education  (Jan. 3, 1990).

Library budgets - an urgent problem (letter). CBE Views 12, 3 (1989).

100 years of Engineering Information, 1884-1984. Scholarly Publishing 16,1 (Oct., 1984).



Editor, Publishing Research Quarterly 1994-2000.