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Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
     

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

by Cary D. Wintz, Paul Finkelman
 

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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

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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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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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ISBN-13:
9781135455361
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/2012
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NOOK Book
Pages:
1392
File size:
18 MB
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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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