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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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0003
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9780199335558
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
eISBN: 
9780190605544
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199335558.003.0002
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9780199335558
‘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
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

Print Publication Year: 
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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9780199328338
‘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
Introduction

Introduction  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0001
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9780195398939
Blues music first swept the United States in the early 1910s, remained a driving force in the pop mainstream for some six decades, and continues to be played and heard around the world. ... More
The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

The Blues: A Very Short Introduction  

Elijah Wald

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.001.0001
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book
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9780195398939
The Blues: A Very Short Introduction surveys a genre which lies at the heart of American culture. Blues is more of a broad musical tradition than a musical genre, with a ... More
5. Blues and country music

5. Blues and country music  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0006
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9780195398939
‘Blues and country music’ examines the links between blues and country music. For many reasons, jazz was placed at the opposite end of the spectrum to country, but both intertwined with ... More
6. The language and poetry of the blues

6. The language and poetry of the blues  

Elijah Wald

in The Blues: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365760
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195398939.003.0007
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9780195398939
‘The language and poetry of the blues’ explores the lyrical component of the blues. Modern scholars treat the blues primarily as a musical style, but early scholars also studied blues songs ... More
1. The category of “African American religion”

1. The category of “African American religion”  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380770
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10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0001
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9780195182897
African American religious life is not defined by just the “Negro church”—the preacher, music, and the frenzy—but consists of all the varied religious practices that occur within black ... More
6. African American Christianity since 1980

6. African American Christianity since 1980  

Eddie S. Glaude

in African American Religion: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2014
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Sep 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380770
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195182897.003.0006
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ISBN: 
9780195182897
‘African American Christianity Since 1980’ is concerned with the contemporary phase, beginning with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and the significant demographic and political ... More

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