Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

Children's Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

by Katharine Capshaw Smith

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253218889
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 09/01/2006
Series: Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.97(d)

About the Author

Katharine Capshaw Smith is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches children’s literature and African American literature. Her work has appeared in Children’s Literature; Southern Quarterly; The Lion and the Unicorn; Melus: Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States; Ariel; and other publications.

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Emblematic Black Child: Du Bois's Crisis Publications
2. Creating the Past, Present, and Future: New Negro Children's Drama
3. The Legacy of the South: Revisiting the Plantation Tradition
4. The Peacemakers: Carter G. Woodson's Circle
5. The Aesthetics of Black Children's Literature: Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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