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This was Harlem : a cultural portrait, 1900-1950

Author: Jervis Anderson
Publisher: New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A chronological account of early Harlem covering its literature, painting, music, clubs, churches, and individuals who played important roles in the community.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jervis Anderson
ISBN: 0374276234 9780374276232 0374517576 9780374517571
OCLC Number: 8032219
Description: x, 389 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: The road uptown. "Forgotten streets" ; Black Bohemia ; Social leadership ; Music and comedy ; Departures and arrivals ; A struggle for Harlem --
Shaping a Black metropolis. "The promised land" ; Style in ragtime ; The beauty business ; Harlem at sixteen ; Democracy and the flag ; Toward a Black theatre ; "Here comes my daddy now" ; Garvey : "poet and romancer" ; From ragtime to jazz --
High and handsome. "What a city!" ; "There won't be any more liquor" ; Streets of dreams ; The Saturday night function ; Around midnight ; Bye, bye, blackbird ; But what was Harlem? --
Life and letters. A tradition of the new ; Some writers ; A'Lelia Walker --
Hard times. The beat goes on ; Sunny gets blue ; The Lord will provide ; The Depression and the arts ; In the ring with Joe ; Another war, another time ; Harlem explodes ; The West Indians --
Style, class, and beyond. At the Savoy ; "Cool deal, McNeil" ; Seventh Avenue : the Great Black Way ; Society ; On Strivers Row and Sugar Hill ; The thrill is gone.
Other Titles: Cultural portrait
Responsibility: Jervis Anderson.

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A chronological account of early Harlem covering its literature, painting, music, clubs, churches, and individuals who played important roles in the community.

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