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The Resource The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930, Steven Watson

The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930, Steven Watson

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The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930
Title
The Harlem renaissance
Title remainder
hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930
Statement of responsibility
Steven Watson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was W.E.B. DuBois who paved the way with his essays and his magazine The Crisis, but the Harlem Renaissance was mostly a literary and intellectual movement whose best known figures include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer. Their work ranged from sonnets to modernist verse to jazz aesthetics and folklore, and their mission was race propaganda and pure art. Adding to their visibility were famous jazz musicians, producers of all-black revues, and bootleggers. Now available in paperback, this richly-illustrated book contains more than 70 black-and-white photographs and drawings. Steven Watson clearly traces the rise and flowering of this movement, evoking its main figures as well as setting the scene--describing Harlem from the Cotton Club to its literary salons, from its white patrons like Carl van Vechten to its most famous entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong, among many others. He depicts the social life of working-class speakeasies, rent parties, gay and lesbian nightlife, as well as the celebrated parties at the twin limestone houses owned by hostess A'Lelia Walker. This is an important history of one of America's most influential cultural phenomenons
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Additional physical form
Also issued online.
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214755
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DLC
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Watson, Steven
Dewey number
700/.89/9607307471
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • NX512.3.N5
  • NX512.3.A35
LC item number
  • W38 1995
  • W38 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Circles of the twentieth century
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  • African American arts
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American arts
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
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hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930
Label
The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930, Steven Watson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new negro movement is born --- Harlem is fashionable --- After the renaissance
Control code
ocm30894210
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780679758891
Lccn
94030380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30894210
Label
The Harlem renaissance : hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930, Steven Watson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The new negro movement is born --- Harlem is fashionable --- After the renaissance
Control code
ocm30894210
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 224 pages
Isbn
9780679758891
Lccn
94030380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)30894210

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