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Harlem Renaissance

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A finalist for the 1972 National Book Award, hailed by The New York Times Book Review as "brilliant" and "provocative," Nathan Huggins' Harlem Renaissance is a milestone in the study of African-American life and culture.

A superb portrait of one of the signal episodes in African-American and American history, this volume offers a brilliant account of the creative explosion in Harlem during these pivotal years. Blending the fields of history, literature, music, psychology, and folklore, Huggins illuminates the thought and writing of such key figures as Alain Locke, James Weldon Johnson, and W.E.B. DuBois and provides sharp-eyed analyses of the poetry of Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. But the main objective for Huggins, throughout the book, is always to achieve a better understanding of America as a whole. As Huggins himself noted, he didn't want Harlem in the 1920s to be the focus of the book so much as a lens through which readers might see how this one moment in time sheds light on the American character and culture, not just in Harlem but across the nation. He strives throughout to link the work of poets and novelists not only to artists working in other genres and media but also to economic, historical, and cultural forces in the culture at large.

Synopsis:

A convincing historical assessment of the period, roughly the 1920's, when a considerable flowering of literary and other arts occurred among black Americans. It does not shy away from encompassing and attempting to explain the often contradictory aspects of the Black psyche and behavior.

About the Author

Nathan Irvin Huggins was W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of History and Afro-American Studies and Director of the Du Bois Institute at Harvard University until his death in 1989. His books include Slave and Citizen: The Life of Frederick Douglass, Black Odyssey: The African-American Ordeal in Slavery, and Voices From the Harlem Renaissance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195016659
Author:
Huggins, Nathan Irwin
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Huggins, Nathan Irvin
Author:
null, Nathan Irvin
Author:
Huggins, Nathan Irwin
Location:
London ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Harlem renaissance
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
History, American | African American
Subject:
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Intellectual life.
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
February 1973
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
illus.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
5.31 x 8 x 0.77 in 0.9 lb

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