Afro-American Writers From the Harlem Renaissance to 1940

Afro-American Writers From the Harlem Renaissance to 1940

Book - 1987
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This volume-one of six DLB volumes discussing African-American writers-represents a peak period in African-American literary activity sometimes called the Harlem Renaissance or New Negro era, and lasting from about 1915 to the early '30s. During this time, African-American artists and writers from cities all around the U.S. flocked to Harlem and began a decade of striving to change popular perceptions of their people. As Trudier Harris describes the writers of this period in the volume's foreword: 'They sought...to change racist attitudes but to preserve African heritage, to diminish isolation between races but to nurture distinctive racial characteristics.' 34 entries include: Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Georgia Douglas Johnson, ClaudeMcKay, George Samuel Schuyler, Jean Toomer and Walter Francis White.
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1987
ISBN: 9780810317291
081031729X
Branch Call Number: 809 D561Lb v.51
Characteristics: xv, 386 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Harris, Trudier

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