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Harlem stomp! : a cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance / by Laban Carrick Hill.

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Author/Creator:
Hill, Laban Carrick.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2003
Imprint:
1st ed. - New York : Little, Brown, c2003.
Format:
  • Book
  • 151 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note:
"Megan Tingley books."
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-142) and index.
Contents:
  • Song of smoke; the smoldering Black consciousness, 1900-1910
  • Moving out, fighting back; the great migration, organizing for freedom, and World War I, 1911-1920
  • Black metropolis; the rise of Harlem, 1900-1920
  • Dam breaking; Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, and opportunity in the arts, 1921-1924
  • Fire!!; an explosion of creativity
  • Dark tower; a social breakthrough
  • Stompin' at the Savoy; music and dance of the Renaissance
  • Heritage unbound; Blacks and the American theater
  • Against all odds; visual artists and their struggle for recognition
  • Rage in the streets; the waning of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Harlem riots.
Publisher's Summary:
The Harlem Renaissance (1919-1934) is one of the most fascinating periods of American cultural history. When it was first released in 2004, Harlem Stomp! was the first trade book to bring this important period alive for young adults. Lavishly illustrated with a cover by Caldecott Honor winner Christopher Myers, sepia tone photographs, reproductions of historical documents, and full-color paintings, the book also includes a powerful foreword written by award-winning poet Nikki Giovanni, and features artwork, political rhetoric, poetry, and prose by prominent Harlem Renaissance artists, activists, and writers, such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Sargent Johnson, Duke Ellington, and Marcus Garvey. Harlem Stomp is both a historical exploration and a lively celebration of the Harlem Renaissance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
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ISBN:
0316814113
9780316814119
9780316034241
031603424X

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