Harlem Speaks: A Living History of The Harlem Renaissance

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Cary D. Wintz
Sourcebooks Incorporated, 2007 - History - 502 pages
3 Reviews
Harlem Speaks showcases the lives and works of the artists, writers and intellectuals behind the stunning outburst of African American culture in the three decades after World War I. In the tradition of the New York Times bestseller Poetry Speaks, the book combines each subject's key works with biographical and critical essays by leading Harlem Renaissance authority Cary Wintz and other experts. The integrated audio CDs feature music, poetry and literary readings, interviews, radio broadcasts, discussions and speeches, bringing the Harlem of legend to vibrant life once again.

Hear, see and read the best of:

Langston Hughes
Claude McKay
Zora Neale Hurston
Richard Wright
Duke Ellington
Ethel Waters
Josephine Baker
Marcus Garvey
Alain Locke
and more

The audio also includes never-before-released interviews conducted by Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Levering Lewis. Evocative and encompassing, Harlem Speaks places you at the zenith of this vital cultural movement.

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with the mix of the audio CD this is one of the most thorough and intriguing guides on the topic I have found! Read full review

Review: Harlem Speaks: A Living History of the Harlem Renaissance [With CD]

User Review  - Cassey - Goodreads

with the mix of the audio CD this is one of the most thorough and intriguing guides on the topic I have found! Read full review

Contents

Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance
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Introduction Cary D Wintz
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tion Cary D Wintz
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Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Cary DeCordova Wintz, professor of history and chair of the Department of History, Geography, and Economics at Texas Southern University, received his Ph.D. in history from Kansas State University. He teaches courses in Texas history, Mexican American history, and African American history, and is the author or co-author of several books, including Black Culture and the Harlem Renaissance (Rice University Press, 1988). He is the editor of a number of works, including Black Dixie: Essays on Afro-Texas History and Culture in Houston (Texas A&M University Press, 1992), African American Political Thought, 1890-1930: Washington, Du Bois, Garvey, and Randolph (M.E. Sharpe, 1996), The Harlem Renaissance, 1920-1940: Interpretation of an African American Literary Movement, 7 Vols. (Garland Publishing, 1996), and The Clansman: A Historical Romance of the Ku Klux Klan, by Thomas Dixon, Jr. (edited and abridged) (M.E. Sharpe, 2001). He is the recipient of five grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and he has traveled abroad on a Fulbright grant and on fellowships from the Korea Society and the Mobil foundation. He is the past president of the Southwestern Social Science Association and is currently at work on two new projects dealing with the Harlem Renaissance.

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