Harlem Renaissance A Brief History with Documents

ISBN-10: 0312410751
ISBN-13: 9780312410759
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $20.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

The Harlem Renaissance the unprecedented artistic outpouring centered in 1920s and 1930s Harlem comes down to us today, says Jeffrey B. Ferguson, as a braiding of history, memory, and myth. To analyze the movement's contents and meaning, Ferguson presents its signature works and lesser known pieces in a framework that allows students to examine the issues its writers and artists faced. Political theorists and civil rights activists, as well as poets, artists, musicians, and novelists, explore the character of the so-called New Negro, the influence of African and Southern heritage, the implications of skin color and race and gender, and the question of whether black artistic expression should be directed toward the black freedom struggle. Ferguson's thought-provoking introduction provides the broad background for the Harlem Renaissance and a frank assessment of its significance. A glossary of key individuals and journals, document headnotes and annotations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography help students understand the context of this artistic outpouring and investigate its themes.

Foreword
Preface
List of Illustrations
Introduction
The Harlem Renaissance as History, Memory, and Myth
The New Negro
Harlem Real and Imagined
Beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance
Themes in Black Identity
Controversies over Art and Politics
The Harlem Renaissance: Vogue or Watershed?
Major Harlem Renaissance Figures and Publications
The Documents
Background and Beginnings
Returning Soldiers, May 1919
The New Negro — What Is He? August 1920

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