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1. “When the Negro was in vogue”

1. “When the Negro was in vogue”  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0001
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The Harlem Renaissance was, in the 1920s and 1930s, called the New Negro Renaissance. Black people redefined themselves and announced their entrance into modernity. They responded to its ... More
Epilogue: Beyond Harlem

Epilogue: Beyond Harlem  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0006
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Many renaissance writers did not make Harlem their home and the ones that did travelled extensively. They found the air freer to breathe abroad. Like their white compatriots, they ... More
The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction  

Cheryl A. Wall

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.001.0001
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The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars. It was the cultural phase of the “New Negro” movement, a social and political phenomenon ... More
3. Harlem: City of dreams

3. Harlem: City of dreams  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0003
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Harlem was the dream capital of black America. In letters home, recent arrivals boasted of the great housing, good jobs, schools, and churches. Substandard housing in Harlem was better than ... More
2. Inventing new selves

2. Inventing new selves  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0002
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‘Inventing new selves’ considers the New Negroes and their efforts to rescue the race and themselves from the stereotypes and caricatures that represented black Americans in the first ... More
5. “Strong roots sink down”

5. “Strong roots sink down”  

Cheryl A. Wall

in The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2016
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9780190605544
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10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0005
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‘Strong roots sink down’ shows that many Harlem Renaissance artists preferred to explore the Negro homeland in the South, from which so many ordinary people fled. This fired artists’ ... More
4. Modern American women, 1920 to the present

4. Modern American women, 1920 to the present  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
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10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0005
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‘Modern American women, 1920 to the present’ begins with Eleanor Roosevelt, perhaps the twentieth century's most influential and admired American woman. It describes new dilemmas for modern ... More

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