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Black Manhattan (Da Capo Paperback)

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ISBN13: 9780306804311
ISBN10: 030680431x
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In this classic work, first published in 1930, James Weldon Johnson, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance, combined the skills of the historian, social scientist, and the reporter to trace the New York black experience from the earliest settlements on Chatham Square during the pre-revolutionary period to the triumphant achievements of Harlem in the 1920s. But Black Manhattan is by no means simply history; It illuminates Johnson and his contributions to both black literature and black organizations; it provides us with an intimate account of the black theatrical and musical world of which Johnson had been a part; and it raises searching questions about the black people's struggle to find their identity. Black Manhattan remains one of the essential books on the black American experience, losing none of its resonance and value after many decades.

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"In this classic work, first published in 1930, James Weldon Johnson, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance, combined the skills of the historian, social scientist, and the reporter to tr"

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James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) is recognized alongside W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington as one of the most respected interpreters of the black experience.

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ronniecgraham, February 1, 2009 (view all comments by ronniecgraham)
it was very good book. johnson taught me so much about the "new negro" movement and the harlem rennaisance.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804311
Designed:
Wilson, Kathryn
Author:
Wilson, Sondra K.
Designed:
Wilson, Sondra K.
Author:
Johnson, James Weldon
Author:
Wilson, Kathryn
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Harlem (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
New York
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Harlem
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
African Americans - New York (State) -
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
pt. 4
Publication Date:
19910321
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 14.5 oz

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Americana » General
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