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The Harlem Renaissance : a very short introduction / Cheryl A. Wall.

Wall, Cheryl A., author. (Author).
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Alexandria-Monroe Public Library - Alexandria 810.989 WAL (Text) 37521530772427 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780199335558 (paperback : acid-free paper)
  • ISBN: 0199335559 (paperback : acid-free paper)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 135 pages : photographs ; 18 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 119-123) and index (pages 131-135).
Formatted Contents Note: Machine generated contents note: -- Chapter 1. When the Negro Was In Vogue -- Chapter 2. Defining New Negro Identities -- Chapter 3. Harlem: City of Dream -- Chapter 4. What Is Africa to Me? -- Chapter 5. Strong Roots Sink Down -- Epilogue: Beyond Harlem.
Summary, etc.: In this Very Short Introduction, Cheryl A. Wall captures the Harlem Renaissance's zeitgeist by identifying issues and strategies that engaged writers, musicians, and visual artists alike. She introduces key figures such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer, along with such signature texts as "Mother to Son," "Harlem Shadows," and Cane. In examining the "New Negro," she looks at the art of photographer James Van der Zee and painters Archibald Motley and Laura Wheeler and the way Marita Bonner, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen explored the dilemmas of gender identity for New Negro women. Focusing on Harlem as a cultural capital, Wall covers theater in New York, where black musicals were produced on Broadway almost every year during the 1920s. She also depicts Harlem nightlife with its rent parties and clubs catering to working class blacks, wealthy whites, and gays of both races, and the movement of Renaissance artists to Paris.
Subject: Harlem Renaissance.
American literature > African American authors > History and criticism.
African American arts > New York (State) > New York > 20th century.
African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Intellectual life.
African Americans in popular culture.
African Americans in literature.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) > Intellectual life.

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