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The New Negro

Author : Alain Locke
ISBN : 9780684838311
Genre : Literary Collections
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Part I, The Negro renaissance: The New Negro; Negro Art and America; The Negro in American Literature; Negro Youth speaks; Fiction; Poetry; Drama; Music; The Negro digs up his Past; Part II, The New Negro in a New World: The Negro Pioneers; The New frontage on American Life; The New Scene; The Negro and the American Tradition; Worlds of Color
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The Harlem Renaissance

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791076798
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Harlem in the 1920s and '30s was the epicenter of a flourishing in African-American literature with the poetry and prose of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Claude McKay, to name a few. This volume examines the defining themes and styles of African-American literature during this period, which laid the groundwork for contemporary African-American writers.
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Harlem Speaks

Author : Cary D. Wintz
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123372125
Genre : History
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Presents twenty-one essays that discuss the lives and accomplishments of important literary, musical, artistic, and political figures of the Harlem Renaissance, including Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Josephine Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The Harlem Renaissance

Author : Cary D. Wintz
ISBN : 9781135455361
Genre : Social Science
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From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.
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Within The Circle

Author : Angelyn Mitchell
ISBN : 0822315440
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Within the Circle is the first anthology to present the entire spectrum of twentieth-century African American literary and cultural criticism. It begins with the Harlem Renaissance, continues through civil rights, the Black Arts Movement, and on into contemporary debates of poststructuralist and black feminist theory. Drawing on a quote from Frederick Douglass for the title of this book, Angelyn Mitchell explains in her introduction the importance for those "within the circle" of African American literature to examine their own works and to engage this critical canon. The essays in this collection--many of which are not widely available today--either initiated or gave critical definition to specific periods or movements of African American literature. They address issues such as integration, separatism, political action, black nationalism, Afrocentricity, black feminism, as well as the role of art, the artist, the critic, and the audience. With selections from Langston Hughes, Sterling Brown, W. E. B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Barbara Smith, Alice Walker, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and many others, this definitive collection provides a dynamic model of the cultural, ideological, historical, and aesthetic considerations in African American literature and literary criticism. A major contribution to the study of African American literature, this volume will serve as a foundation for future work by students and scholars. Its importance will be recognized by all those interested in modern literary theory as well as general readers concerned with the African American experience. Selections by (partial list): Houston A. Baker, Jr., James Baldwin, Sterling Brown, Barbara Christian, W. E. B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, LeRoi Jones, Sarah Webster Fabio, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W. Lawrence Hogue, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Alain Locke, Deborah E. McDowell, Toni Morrison, J. Saunders Redding, George Schuyler, Barbara Smith, Valerie Smith, Hortense J. Spillers, Robert B. Stepto, Alice Walker, Margaret Walker, Mary Helen Washington, Richard Wright
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Shadowed Dreams

Author : Maureen Honey
ISBN : 0813514207
Genre : Literary Collections
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Gathers poems by thirty-four Black women writers, and briefly discusses their role in the Harlem Renaissance
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Writing The Harlem Renaissance

Author : Emily Allen Williams
ISBN : 9780739196816
Genre : History
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This study examines literary and cultural developments in the community of Harlem during its renaissance period in the 1920s. The contributors analyze the Harlem Renaissance from a number of angles by investigating the works of literary writers, journalists, and sociologists of the period and connect the era to present-day Harlem.
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Black Women Of The Harlem Renaissance Era

Author : Lean'tin L. Bracks
ISBN : 9780810885431
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The Harlem Renaissance is considered a major periods for the creative and intellectual blossoming of African American expression. This reference text cites the participation of women during that time in the fields of art, literature, education, activism, entertainment, entrepreneurship, and professional roles.
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Toni Morrison S Jazz Historical Fiction In Relation To Nonfictional Accounts Of The Harlem Renaissance

Author : Florian König
ISBN : 9783640464913
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3,, course: African America in the Historical Novel, language: English, abstract: ”...who in novels characterized by visionary force and poetic import, gives life to an essential aspect of American reality”. This statement by the Swedish Academy seems an appropriate description of Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison. Her novel Jazz, which was first published in 1992, is set in the Harlem of the 1920s and re-creates an "essential aspect" of African-American history - the Harlem Renaissance. [...] In this project on the subject of 'African America in the Historical Novel', I want to examine Morrison's fictional representation of the afrorementioned era in relation to nonfictional depictions provided by significant writers of this epoch who explored the implications of jazz (and the development of African-American culture) during the actual historical period in which Morrison's novel is set. Therefore, her own narrative approach to history will be compared to the views Harlem Renaissance contemporaries such as Alain Locke and F. Scott Fitzgerald articulated in their assessments of this particular epoch of (African-) American experience. Selected parts of the Survey Graphic's issue Harlem: Mecca of the New Negro edited by Alain Locke and foundation for his groundbreaking anthology The New Negro as well as Fitzgerald's notable essay Echoes of the Jazz Age2 will be taken into consideration when evaluating Morrison's historical reconstruction of how the Harlem Renaissance, or how Fitzgerald calls it, the "Jazz Age", shaped and expressed African-American identity.
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A Queer Capital

Author : Genny Beemyn
ISBN : 9781317819387
Genre : Social Science
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Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and after World War II, survived some of the harshest anti-gay campaigns in the U.S., and organized to demand equal treatment. Telling the stories of black and white gay communities and individuals, Genny Beemyn shows how race, gender, and class shaped the construction of gay social worlds in a racially segregated city. From the turn of the twentieth century through the 1980s, Beemyn explores the experiences of gay people in Washington, showing how they created their own communities, fought for their rights, and, in the process, helped to change the country. Combining rich personal stories with keen historical analysis, A Queer Capital provides insights into LGBT life, the history of Washington, D.C., and African American life and culture in the twentieth century.
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