When harlem was in vogue

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when harlem was in vogue

When Harlem Was in Vogue by David Levering Lewis

The decade and a half that followed World War I was a time of tremendous optimism in Harlem. It was a time when Langston Hughes, Eubie Blake, Marcus Garvey, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Robeson, and countless others made their indelible mark on the landscape of American culture: African Americans made their first appearances on Broadway; chic supper clubs opened on Harlem streets, their whites-only audiences in search of the ultimate primitive experience; riotous rent parties kept economic realties at the bay while the rich and famous of both races outdid each other with elegant, integrated soirees. David Levering Lewis makes us feel the excitement of the times as he recaptures the intoxicating hope that black Americans could now create important art--and so at last compel the nation to recognize their equality.

In his new preface, the author reconsiders the Harlem Renaissance in light of criticism surrounding the exploitation of the black community. For, as he point out, speculations about molded the Harlem Renaissance and who found it most beneficial, as well as what it symbolized and what it actually achieved, raise questions about race relations, class hegemony, cultural assimilation, generation-gender-lifestyle tensions, and art propaganda.
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The decade and a half that followed World War I was a time of tremendous optimism in Harlem. David Levering Lewis makes us feel the excitment of the times as he recaptures the intoxicating hope that black Americans could now create important art - and so at last compel the nation to recognize their equality. In his new preface, the author reconsiders the Harlem Renaissance in light of criticism surrounding the exploitation of the black community.
David Levering Lewis

When Harlem Was in Vogue

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This detailed study of the Harlem Renaissance and its achievements will be beneficial for all students of contemporary American history. Table of contents. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item This volume is in the Lewis sytle: elegant prose based upon solid and voluminous research. Janken, University of North Carolina"This book is a thoroughly documented text that is an excellent reference text for students studying any of the literary, social, economic, political or intellectual aspects of the Harlem Renaissance period in Black culture. Pearlie Peters, Rider College"It was an extremely well-written, informative, and exciting book.

This course will examine the aesthetics and politics of the first Modern African American cultural movement, known today as the Harlem Renaissance. During this course students will read canonical and popular literary works by early 20th-century African American authors in tandem with the vibrant body of literary criticism that emerged from this cultural moment in order to arrive at a richer understanding of how the early 20th-century African American canon was curated and proliferated. To this end, we will pay special attention to the role of anthologies and literary magazines such as "The Crisis," "Opportunity," and "Fire!! At the end of this course, students will not only be familiar with the key authors and works of the Harlem Renaissance, but also with the central debates about the direction and uses of African American art. Examination and Assignments: Two close-reading essays pp.

Thank you! Lewis Prisoners of Honor, King brings strong socio-political perspectives to his study of the Harlem Renaissance ca. Each book, play, poem, or canvas by an Afro-American would become a weapon against the old racial stereotypes. Help came from white publishers and philanthropists Jews especially ; the tone was set by black socialites like A'Lelia Walker the ""dekink heiress"" ; Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington at the Savoy and the Cotton Club brought in droves of white enthusiasts. But this couldn't last, of course: provoked by Carl Van Vechten's Nigger Heaven, black artists turned to plebeian, ""folk-centered"" material; feuds broke out; the Depression ravaged Harlem; communism became more attractive; and it became clear that the ""Niggerati"" had ""deceived themselves into thinking that [US] race relations.

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