Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance / Edition 2

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From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period.

For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.

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Library Journal
This comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 625 entries on all aspects of the important African American arts movement known as the Harlem Renaissance. It provides in-depth essays on the life and works of major writers, artists, and musicians of the period as well as broader articles on the impact of contemporary political, social, economic, and legal issues on the movement. Written by 260 scholars, librarians, and freelance writers, the entries vary in length from 500 to 5000 words and include lists of further readings. Long general articles treat topics like Europe and the Harlem Renaissance; the topics of shorter pieces range from the Apollo Theater to the Abyssinian Baptist Church, from Negritude to the numbers racket. Although there is some overlap with Harlem Renaissance: A Gale Critical Companion, the arrangement here is very different. Unlike the three-volume Gale set, which reserves its overview essays for Volume 1, relegating its personal entries to Volumes 2 and 3, this set arranges all entries in one alphabet-an advantage when searching for tangential figures like Blanche Knopf or Nancy Cunard, who can only be found in the Gale set by consulting the index. On the other hand, the Gale set contains a wealth of primary-source material that is beyond the scope of this work. Bottom Line This thorough and well-organized reference work should appeal to a wide range of users from high school to graduate school students and is recommended for all libraries.-William Gargan, Brooklyn Coll. Lib., CUNY Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579583897
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/1/2004
  • Edition description: 2 Volume Set
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 1392
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.40 (h) x 3.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Cary Wintz is a professor at Texas Southern University, and her past publications include African-American Political Thought, 1890-1930: Washington, DuBois, Garvey, and Randolph. Paul Finkelman is a professor at the University of Tulsa School of Law. His past publications include Slavery and the Founders: Race and Liberty in the Age of Jefferson.

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Table of Contents

Selected Entries Include:
135th Street Library
15th Infantry
267 House
580 St. Nicholas Avenue
Abbott, Robert Sengstacke
Abyssinian Baptist Church
African Blood Brotherhood
Afro-American Realty Company
Alfred A. Knopf , Inc.
Algonquin Roundtable
Amenia Conference (1916 and 1933)
American Mercury, The
American Negro Labor Congress
Amos 'n' Andy
Amsterdam News
Anderson, Charles
Anderson, Edmund Lincoln
Anderson, Garland
Anderson, Marian
Anderson, Regina M. (Andrews)
Anderson, Sherwood
Anglophone Africa and the Harlem Renaissance
Anita Bush Theater Company
Anti-Lynching Crusade
Apollo Theater
Armstrong, Daniel Louis ("Louie")
Art Criticism and the Harlem Renaissance
Associated Negro Press
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History
Atlanta University Studies
Attaway, William
Authors: 1: Overview
Authors: 2: Fiction
Authors: 3: Nonfiction
Authors: 4: Playwrights
Authors: 5: Poets
Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man
B.J. Brimmer (publishing house)
Baker, Josephine
Baker, Ray Stannard
Baltimore Afro-American
Barnes, Albert
Barnett, Ida B. Wells
Barthe, Richmond
Bearden, Romare
Beavers, Louise
Bechet, Sidney
Becton, George Wilson
Bennett, Gwendolyn
Bentley, Gladys
Bethune, Mary McLeod
Birth of a Nation (Film)
Birth of a Race
Black and Tan Clubs
Black and White
Black Bohemia
Black History
Black Manhattan
Black Opals
Black Press
Black Star Line
Black Swan Phonograph Corporation
Black Zionism
Blackface Performance
Blacks inPublic Office
Blacks in Theater
Blake, Eubie
Bledsoe, Jules
Blues: An Anthology
Blues Musicians
Blues: Women Performers
Boas, Franz
Boni & Liveright
Boni & Liveright Prize
Bonner, Marieta (a.k.a. "Marita Odette")
Bontemps, Arna
Book Lovers Club
Booklovers Magazine
Braithwaite, William Stanley
Brawley, Benjamin
Briggs, Cyril
Broadway Dancing Studio
Brooks, Clarence
Brooks, Gwendolyn
Brooks, Shelton
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
Brown, Ada
Brown, Hallie Quinn
Brown, Sterling
Brownies Book, The
Bruce, John Edward
Bubbles, John (a.k.a. John William Sublet)
Burleigh, Harry Thacker
Bush, Anita
Businesses Owned by Blacks
Butitta, Anthony J.
Calloway, Cabell ("Cab")
Calverton, V.F.
Campbell, Dick (a.k.a. Cornelius C. Campbell)
Campell, Elmer Simms
Carolina Magazine
Cesaire, Aime
Chenault, Lawrence
Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
Chicago Defender
Chocolate Dandies
Civic Club Dinner (1924)
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Clef Club
Clough, Inez
Cohen, Octavus Roy
Cole, Bob
Colored Players Film Corporation
Columbia Phonograph Company
Come Along, Mandy
Communist Party
Community Theater
Conjure Man Dies, The
Cook, Will Marion
Copper Sun
Corrothers, James D.
Cotter, Joseph Seamon
Cotton Club
Covarrubias, Miguel
Cowdery, Mae Virginia
Cox, Ida Wells Prather
Crescent Theater
Crisis, The
Crisis: The Negro in Art: How Shall He Be Portrayed? A Symposium
Cullen, Countee
Cullen, Frederick Ashbury
Cullen-Du Bois Wedding
Cultural Organizations
Cunard, Nancy
Cuney, Waring
Cuney-Hare, Maud
Daddy Grace
Dafora, Asadata
Damas, Leon
Dark Laughter
Dark Princess
Dark Tower, The
De Priest, Oscar
Dean, Lillian Harris (a.k.a. "Pig Foot Mary")
Delany, Clarissa Scott
Democratic Party
Dett, Robert Nathaniel
Domingo, Wilfrid Adolphus
Douglas, Aaron
Draper, Muriel
Dreiser, Theodore
Du Bois, W.E.B.
Dudley, Sherman H. (a.k.a. "Mule Dudley")
Dunbar Apartments
Dunbar, Paul Laurence
Dunn, Blanche
Eastman, Crystal
Eastman, Max
Ebony and Topaz
Edmonds, Randolph
Electric Club
Elite White Colleges and Black Enrollment
Ellington, Duke
Ellis, Evelyn
Ellison, Ralph
Emperor Jones, The
Ethiopian Art Players
Europe and the Harlem Renaissance: 1: Overview
Europe and the Harlem Renaissance: 2: Berlin
Europe and the Harlem Renaissance: 3: London
Europe and the Harlem Renaissance: 4: Paris
Europe and the Harlem Renaissance: 5: Soviet Union
Europe, James Reese ("Big Jim")
Farrow, William McKnight
Father Divine
Fauset, Arthur Huff
Fauset, Jessie Redmond
Federal Programs
Federal Writers' Project
Ferris, William H.
Fetchit, Stepin
Fields, Dorothy
Film: Actors
Film: Black Filmmakers
Film: Blacks as Portrayed by White Filmmakers
Fine Clothes to the Jew
Fire in the Flint, The
Fisher, Rudolph
Fool's Errand, The
Ford, Arnold Josiah
Ford, James W.
Forsyne, Ida
Forsythe, Harold Bruce
Fortune, Timothy Thomas
Four Saints in Three Acts
Francophone Africa and the Harlem Renaissance
Francophone Caribbean and the Harlem Renaissance
Frank, Waldo
Frazier, E. Franklin
Fuller, Meta Warrick
Garland Fund
Garvey, Marcus
Gershwin, George
Gilpin, Charles
God's Trombones
Great Migration
Green Pastures, The
Green, Paul
Greene, Lorenzo
Greenwich Village
Griggs, Sutton E.
Grimke, Angelina Weld
Gruenberg, Louis
Guardian, The
Guggenheim Fellowships
Gumby, Alexander
Gumby Book Studio Quarterly
Hall, Adelaide
Hamid, Sufi Abdul
Handy, William Christopher
Harcourt Brace
Harlem: 1: Overview and History
Harlem: 2: Economics
Harlem: 3: Entertainment
Harlem: 4: Housing
Harlem: 5: Neighborhoods
Harlem: 6: Public Health
Harlem: A Forum of Negro Life
Harlem: A Forum of Negro Life
Harlem Community Players, The
Harlem Globetrotters
Harlem Hospital
Harlem: Negro Metropolis
Harlem Renaissance: 1: Black Critics of
Harlem Renaissance: 2: Black Promoters of
Harlem Renaissance: 3: Legacy of
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 1: Boston
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 2: California and the West Coast
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 3: Chicago and the Midwest
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 4: Kansas and the Plains States
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 5: Philadelphia
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 6: the South
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 7: Texas and the Southwest
Harlem Renaissance in the United States: 8: Washington, D.C.
Harlem Shadows
Harleston, Edwin A.
Harmon, Pappy
Harmon Traveling Exhibition
Harper Brothers
Harrington, James Carl (a.k.a. "Hamtree Harrington")
Harrison, Hubert
Harrison, Richard
Hayden, Palmer C.
Hayden, Robert
Hayes, Roland
Haynes, George Edmund
Hearts in Dixie
Hegamin, Lucille
Henderson, James Fletcher Hamilton (a.k.a. "Fletch Smack Henderson")
Herskovits, Melville
Heyward, DuBose
Higher Education
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Hobby Horse, The
Holiday, Billie
Holstein, Casper
Holt, Nora
Home to Harlem
Horne, Frank
Hot Chocolates
House-Rent Party
Howard University
Howells, William Dean
Hughes, James Mercer Langston
Hunter, Alberta
Hunter, Eddie
Hurst, Fannie
Hurston, Zora Neale
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