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From the Publisher"This is an amazing collection of essays that fundamentally reshapes our understanding of an era of creativity and change that is usually seen through the lens of New York by recasting our scholarly sights westward. Not only does this work enhance our understanding of the Renaissance’s impact on urban centers like Los Angeles, Denver and Kansas City but it deftly broadens our gaze to include the impact and contributions of communities as diverse as Seattle, Laramie and Minneapolis. This landmark publication marks a profound shift in the interpretation of what will never again be seen as a simply a Harlem Renaissance."
Lonnie Bunch, Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, is the author of Black Angelenos: The African American in Los Angeles, 1850-1950
"Cary Wintz and Bruce Glasrud have assembled a long overdue and yet remarkably revealing anthology on the Harlem Renaissance in the West. The authors convincingly establish the Renaissance as part of a national literary and artistic movement with roots in places as disparate as Lawrence, Kansas, Silver City, New Mexico, and Boise, Idaho."
Quintard Taylor, Scott and Dorothy Bullitt Professor of American History, University of Washington