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Negro in Illinois The WPA Papers

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ISBN-10: 0252080939

ISBN-13: 9780252080937

Edition: 2015

Authors: Brian Dolinar

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The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of President Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration programs. Headed by Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps and white proletarian writer Jack Conroy, The Negro in Illinois employed Richard Wright, Margaret Walker, Katherine Dunham, Fenton Johnson, Frank Yerby, Richard Durham, and other major black writers living in Chicago. The authors chronicled the African American experience in Illinois from the beginnings of slavery to the Great Migration. Individual chapters discuss various aspects of public and domestic life, recreation, politics, religion, literature, and performing arts. After the…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 2/3/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Brian Dolinar is the editor of The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers. He taught history and African American studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His articles have appeared in Langston Hughes Review, The Southern Quarterly, and Studies in American Humor.