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The Harlem Renaissance revisited : politics, arts, and letters

Author: Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar
Publisher: Baltimore [Md.] : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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Provides fresh historical and literary insights into the Harlem Renaissance. This title explores the meaning and power of Harlem theater, literature, and art during the period; probes how  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey Ogbonna Green Ogbar
ISBN: 9780801894602 0801894603 9780801894619 0801894611
OCLC Number: 434745093
Description: vi, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
pt. 1. Aesthetics and the new Negro --
African American representations on stage : minstrel performances and Hurston's dream of a "real" Negro theatre / Mónica González Caldeiro --
No Negro Renaissance : Hubert H. Harrison and the role of the new Negro literary critic / Ousmane Kirumu Power-Greene --
It's all sacred music : Duke Ellington, from the Cotton Club to the cathedral / Frank A. Salamone --
pt. 2. Class and place in Harlem --
"So the girl marries" : class, the black press, and the Du Bois-Cullen wedding of 1928 / Jacqueline C. Jones --
The meaning and significance of Southern tradition in Rudolph Fisher's stories / Aija Poikāne-Daumke --
Back to Harlem : abstract everyday labor during the Harlem Renaissance / Jacob S. Dorman --
pt. 3. Literary icons reconsidered --
Jessie Redmon Fauset reconsidered / Claire Oberon Garcia --
Speak it into existence : James Weldon Johnson's God's trombones and the power of self-definition in the new Negro Harlem Renaissance / McKinley Melton --
Border crossings : the diasporic travels of Claude McKay and Zora Neale Hurston / Myriam J.A. Chancy --
The search for self in Wallace Thurman's The blacker the berry : color, class, and community / Martha E. Cook --
pt. 4. Gender constructions --
Jack Johnson, Paul Robeson, and the hypermasculine African American Übermensch / Paula Marie Seniors --
Between Black gay men : artistic collaboration and the Harlem Renaissance in Brother to brother / Shawn Anthony Christian --
pt. 5. Politics and the new Negro --
Perspectives on interwar culture : remapping the new Negro era / Perry Hall --
"Harlem globe-trotters" : Black sojourners in Stalin's Soviet Union / Maxim Matusevich --
Afterword.
Responsibility: edited by Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar.

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