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Harlem Reader A Celebration of New York's Most Famous Neighborhood, from the Renaissance Years to the 21st Century

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ISBN-10: 1400046815

ISBN-13: 9781400046812

Edition: 2003

Authors: Herb Boyd

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There is no neighborhood in America as famous, infamous, and inspiring as Harlem. From its humble beginnings as a farming district and country retreat for the rich, Harlem grew to international prominence as the mecca of black art and culture, then fell from grace, despised as a crime-ridden slum and symbol of urban decay. But during all of these phases there was writing in Harlem—great writing that sprang from one of the richest and most unique communities in the world. From Harlem’s most revered icons (like Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Ann Petry, and Malcolm X) to voices of a new generation (including Willie Perdomo, Mase, Grace Edwards, and Piri Thomas), The Harlem Reader gathers a…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 5/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Herb Boyd teaches at the College of New Rochelle & New York University. He lives in New York City.

Foreword
Introduction
Home on the Grange
The Afro-American Realty Company
Harlem Town
Boyhood in Harlem
We Return Fighting
The Class Struggle
Witness to the Harlem Renaissance
The Garvey Movement
In His Own Words
Springtime in Harlem
Harlem in the Spotlight
Ringtail
Nights at the Cotton Club
The Harlem Rens
Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
On 'Gloria Swanson'
The Abyssinian Baptist Church
The Harlem Fox
Our Harlem
Upon Arriving in Harlem
Macbeth in Harlem
Zora
409 Edgecombe, Baseball and Madame St. Clair
116th Street
Life in Black and White
Hostess of Harlem
A Toast to Harlem
If You Ain't Got Heart, You Ain't Got Nada
Homegirls on St. Nicholas Avenue
Harlem Background
Lorraine Hansberry: On Time!
Fifth Avenue Uptown: A Letter from Harlem
Minister Malcolm X
Castro in Harlem
Harlem
Memories of a Sixties Girlhood: The Harlem I Love
Cotton Comes to Harlem
My Harlem
Returning to a Harlem I Never Left
Harlem Haiku: A Scrapbook
Passing Strivers' Row
Reflections on the Metro North, Winter, 1990
Making Harlem My Business
Chris Rock at the Apollo
Ethnic Cleansing Comes to Harlem
Unforgettable Summer for Harlem Little League
Harlem Is My Heart
Harlem Reader Vignettes
Credits
Acknowledgments