Documents of the Harlem Renaissance, 1st Edition

  • Thomas J. Davis
  • Brenda M. Brock
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  • ISBN-10: 1440855579
  • ISBN-13: 9781440855573
  • DDC: 305.896
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This engaging reference text represents the voices of the era in poetry and prose, in full or excerpted from anecdotes, editorials, essays, manifestoes, orations, and reminiscences, with appearances by major figures and often overlooked contributors to the Harlem Renaissance. Organized topically and, within topics, chronologically, the volume reaches beyond the typical representation of the spirit and substance of the movement, examinations of which are typically confined to the New York City community and from U.S. entry into World War I in 1917 to the depths of the Great Depression in 1935. It carries readers from the opening of the Harlem Renaissance, which began at the top of the 20th century, to its heights in the 1920s and '30s and through to its artistic and literary echoes in the shadows of World War II (1939-1945).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in the Eyewitness to History Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Evaluating and Interpreting Primary Documents.
1: The New Negro Mecca: Harlem.
2: The New Negro: A New Time, A New People.
3: The New Negro at War.
4: The New Negro on the Move.
5: The New Negro under Attack.
6: The New Negro Self Vision.
7: The New Negro Woman.
8: The New Negro Children.
9: The New Negro Aesthetics.
10: The New Negro Afterward: Conclusion.
About the Authors.