Harlem Renaissance, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0787693022
  • ISBN-13: 9780787693022
  • DDC: 700.899607
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • 294 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2001 | Published/Released August 2004
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2001

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From the beginnings of "Harlemania" to the beginnings of the Great Depression, this authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

The book features 7 subject chapters and 15 biographical profiles. The chapters in Harlem Renaissance feature informative sidebars that describe Harlem slang, fashion and popular dances, as well as interesting figures such as Josephine Baker, Florence Mills and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson. Harlem Renaissance presents the writings of notable authors of the time and how African American literature changed from works in dialect to penetrating analyses of black culture, inspiring novels of protest and racial pride. Look for informative chapters that feature:

  • Biographies
  • The beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Historical background and overview
  • Fiction, poetry and journalism
  • Performing arts
  • The visual arts
  • Harlem nightlife
  • The end of the Harlem Renaissance
  • And much more

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Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0787648361 | ISBN-13: 9780787648367


"The Gale Group's UXL imprint publishes books designed primarily for student use. The fact is apparent in the book's large type; the easily understandable writing style; and the inclusion of definitions for words such as lynching, communism, and emancipation throughout the text. ... appropriate as an introductory text for middle and high school students or as a stepping stone to further research for undergraduates unfamiliar with the period." -- ARBA (2002)


"Intended for upper-high school and undergraduate students, Harlem Renaissance spans three volumes... Although much of the content is available elsewhere, including other publications from Gale, it is useful to have so much material brought together and presented in this particular context. The breadth and depth of Harlm Renaissance make it a valuable and unique reference source for acdemic, public, and high school libraries. A resource with a similar title, Harlem Renaissance (UXL, 2000), is better suited for younger audiences." -- Booklist (April 2003)

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