When Harlem Was in Vogue

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"A major study...one that thorougly interweaves the philosophies and fads, the people and movements that combined to give a small segment of Afro America a brief place in the sun."?The New York Times Book Review.

This focuses on the creation and manipulation of an arts and belles-lettres bulture by a tiny African-American elite.

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Overview

"A major study...one that thorougly interweaves the philosophies and fads, the people and movements that combined to give a small segment of Afro America a brief place in the sun."—The New York Times Book Review.

This focuses on the creation and manipulation of an arts and belles-lettres bulture by a tiny African-American elite.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Lewis summons back the spirit and substance of New York City's black center during its best years," said LJ's reviewer (LJ 3/15/81). The author traces the history of blacks in Harlem from 1905, when they began moving uptown, to the riot of 1935. Another natural for Black History Month, this "gem of a book" remains "highly recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780140263343
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1997
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 786,835
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.83 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
David Levering Lewis is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of History at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick. He is the author of several books, including King: A Biography, The Race to Fashoda: European Colonialism and African Resistance in the Scramble for Africa, and a forthcoming volume, The Life and Times of W.E.B. Du Bois.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Preface to the Penguin Edition Preface

1. We Return Fighting
2. City of Refuge
3. Stars
4. Enter the New Negro
5. The Six
6. Nigger Heaven
7. A Jam of a Party
8. The Fall of the Manor
9. It's Dead Now

Notes Index

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