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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance is guide to a colorful and significant era in African-American history. The book includes an introduction; A-to-Z entries; a chronology, a glossary of slang; a bibliography and lists of sources for further reading, listening, and viewing; a subject index; a general index; 12 maps; and more than 105 black-and-white photographs.
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Gr 9 Up-Originating in the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to urban centers in the North and Midwest, the Harlem Renaissance flourished in new ideas in political thought; artistic achievements in the theater, music, literature, and the visual arts; and the establishment of civil rights organizations, unions, and other associations. This encyclopedia is a comprehensive alphabetical listing of more than 370 topics that exemplify this movement. Each entry is followed with suggestions for further reading. Appendixes include a glossary of Harlem Renaissance slang; 12 maps including those of the Confederate states, the Great Migration, and New York City; and a list of museums and centers that feature works from the period. The black-and-white photographs are primarily of individuals and there are occasional reproductions of artwork. The illustrations vary in quality, but do add to the text. Previous knowledge of the period, such as that found in Ann Graham Gaines's The Harlem Renaissance in American History (Enslow, 2002) or Veronica Chambers's The Harlem Renaissance (Chelsea, 1997), would help students use this encyclopedia effectively.-Ann Joslin, Erie County Public Library, PA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816045396
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 11.20 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Entries
Foreword: Race, Blackness, and Modernism During the Harlem Renaissance
Author's Note
Introduction: Black Phoenix Rising
A to Z Entries 1
App. A Glossary of Harlem Renaissance Slang 375
App. B: Maps 383
App. C Museums and Centers that Feature Works from the Harlem Renaissance 394
Chronology 396
Further Reading 402
Entries by Topic 406
Index 410
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2003


    Sandra L. West and Clement Alexander Price are clearly two writers who know the value and significance of the Harlem Renaissance. This is the single most comprehensive, inspiring, and informative text on the subject. The writers, artists, athletes, and performers of the era fill the pages with the full beauty, agonies and victories of their lives. This book not only educates but entertains in a huge way.

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