When Harlem was in vogue

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Penguin Books, Jun 17, 1997 - Social Science - 381 pages
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Stretching from the close of World War I to immediately after the Depression, the Harlem Renaissance was a time of glorious artistic freedom and intellectual collaboration between black artists and white bohemians of Greenwich village. In his masterful and fascinating study of this era, Lewis takes a daring look at what was considered to be a successful utopian effort at assimilating and validating black culture in white America. photos.

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User Review  - DiamondDaibhidJ - LibraryThing

An exhaustive history of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's. Many readers may be surprised and disappointed that this survey is far more focused on the black literary scene than the Jazz scene that ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dylan Suher - Goodreads

Comprehensive, decent pop-history, although also quite scattershot and meandering. Overemphasizes the importance of formal associations and linkages, underemphasizes informal relationships. Read full review


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David Levering Lewis is the Martin Luther King Professor of History at Rutgers University & was recently awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. "W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race, 1868-1919" received the Bancroft, Parkman, & Pulitzer prizes, & was a finalist for the National Book Award & National Book Critics Circle Award. He also wrote "W.E.B. Du Bois: A Reader.