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The Harlem Renaissance

Author: Kevin Hillstrom
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2008.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides a detailed, factual account of the emergence and development of the Harlem Renaissance and its ongoing effect on American society. Features include a narrative overview, biographical profiles, primary source documents, detailed chronology, glossary, and annotated sources for further study"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963-
Harlem Renaissance.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2008
(OCoLC)623085519
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780810273 0780810279 9780780812345 0780812344
OCLC Number: 184906203
Description: xiii, 228 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Narrative overview. Black America after slavery --
Beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance --
Literature of the Harlem Renaissance --
Music and art of the Harlem Renaissance --
The end of the Harlem Renaissance --
The legacy of the Harlem Renaissance --
Biographies. Aaron Douglas (1899-1979) --
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) --
Duke Ellington (1899-1974) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) --
Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) --
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) --
Nella Larsen (1891-1964) --
Alain Locke (1885-1954) --
Paul Robeson (1898-1976) --
Bessie Smith (1894?-1937) --
Primary sources. W.E.B. Du Bois discusses Black hopes and dreams --
Alain Locke describes the emerging Black culture in Harlem --
Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance --
James Weldon Johnson praises the people and spirit of Harlem --
Langston Hughes comments on racial identity and artistic integrity --
Frankie Manning remembers the Savoy Ballroom --
Dorothy West recalls amateur night at Harlem's Apollo Theatre --
Langston Hughes remembers the Harlem Renaissance.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Kevin Hillstrom.
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