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The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture, 1920-1930

(Circles of the Twentieth Century #1)

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It was W.E.B. DuBois who paved the way with his essays and his magazine The Crisis, but the Harlem Renaissance was mostly a literary and intellectual movement whose best known figures include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer.  Their work ranged from sonnets to modernist verse to jazz aesthetics and folklore, and their ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 13th 1996 by Pantheon (first published 1995)
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Melissa Mcavoy
41/2stars. Excellent, intriguing and very readable treatment.
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I knew about the HARLEM RENAISSANCE, but I fell in love with the time period when I studied it in Humanities at MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. This book is an excellent further exploration of that time period. The book not only highlights the key figures, but the entire environment in which this historically cultural time took place.

Black folk didnt have a lot of money, didnt have a lot of anything, but what we had was SOUL. In the book you can see that ever since our presence on this continent,
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