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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Nathan Irvin Huggins

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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance
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edited by Nathan Irvin Huggins
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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s symbolized black liberation and sophistication--the final shaking off of slavery, in the mind, spirit, and character of African-Americans. It was a period when the African-American came of age, with the clearest expression of this transformation visible in the remarkable outpouring of literature, art, and music. In these years the "New Negro" was born, as seen in the shift of black leadership from Booker T. Washington to that of W.E.B. Du Bois, from Tuskegee to New York, and for some, even to the African nationalism of Marcus Garvey. In Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, Nathan Irvin Huggins provides more than 120 selections from the political writings and arts of the period, each depicting the meaning of blackness and the nature of African-American art and its relation to social statement. Through these pieces, Huggins establishes the context in which the art of Harlem Renaissance occurred. We read the call to action by pre-Renaissance black spokesmen, such as A. Philip Randolph and W.E.B. DuBois who--through magazines such as The Messenger ("the only radical Negro magazine"), and the NAACP's Crisis--called for a radical transformation of the American economic and social order so as to make a fair world for black men and women. We hear the more flamboyant rhetoric of Marcus Garvey, who rejected the idea of social equality for a completely separate African social order. And we meet Alain Locke, whose work served to redefine the "New Negro" in cultural terms, and stands as the cornerstone of the Harlem Renaissance. Huggins goes on to offer autobiographical writings, poetry, and stories of such men and women as Langston Hughes, Nancy Cunard, Helen Johnson, and Claude McKay--writings that depict the impact of Harlem and New York City on those who lived there, as well as the youthfulness and exuberance of the period. The complex question of identity, a very important part of the thought and expression of the Harlem Renaissance, is addressed in work's such as Jean Toomer's Bona and Paul and Zora Neale Hurston's Sweat. And Huggins goes on to attend to the voices of alienation, anger, and rage that appeared in a great deal of the writing to come out of the Harlem Renaissance by poets such as George S. Schuyler and Gwendolyn Bennett. Also included are over twenty illustations by such artists as Aaron Douglas whose designs illuminated many of the works we associate with the Harlem Renaissance: the magazines Fire and Harlem; Alain Locke's The New Negro; and James Weldon Johnson's God's Trombones. The vitality of the Harlem Renaissance served as a generative force for all New York--and the nation. Offering all those interested in the evolution of African-American consciousness and art a link to this glorious time, Voices from the Harlem Renaissance illuminates the African-American struggle for self-realization. -- Back cover
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illustrations
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non fiction
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1927-1989
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Huggins, Nathan Irvin
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  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African American arts
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American arts
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
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Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Nathan Irvin Huggins
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volume
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  • nc
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Africa for the Africans
  • W.A. Domingo
  • Garveyism
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Africa for the Africans
  • The future as I see it
  • Marcus A. Garvey
  • Race pride
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • Harlem Renaissance : the urban setting.
  • "New negro" radicalism.
  • Harlem directory from Harlem
  • The new Negro
  • Alain Locke
  • from Black Manhattan
  • My city ;
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Editorial from Harlem
  • Wallace Thurman
  • The Caucasian storms Harlem
  • Rudolph Fisher
  • from The messenger.
  • from A long way from home
  • The tropics in New York
  • Harlem shadows
  • Claude McKay
  • City love
  • Eric Walrond
  • from The big sea
  • Esthete in Harlem
  • Railroad Avenue
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Negro : a menace to radicalism
  • Smoke, lilies, and jade
  • Richard Bruce
  • Blades of steel
  • Rudolph Fisher
  • Harlem wine
  • Countee Cullen
  • Harlem reviewed
  • Nancy Cunard
  • A Negro extravaganza
  • Claude McKay
  • A new crowd--a new negro
  • Afro-American identity--who am I?
  • The legacy of the ancestral arts
  • Alain Locke
  • Heritage
  • Uncle Jim
  • Tableau
  • Saturday's child
  • Countee Cullen
  • Afro-American fragment
  • Luani of the jungles
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Danse africaine
  • Negro
  • Cross
  • I too sing America
  • The negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • from Banjo
  • Africa
  • Mulatto
  • Claude McKay
  • "If we must die"
  • Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
  • Poem
  • Helene Johnson
  • Bona and Paul
  • Jean Toomer
  • To a dark girl
  • Wedding day
  • Gwendolyn Bennett
  • Odyssey of big boy
  • Sterling Brown
  • Defense of Negro rioters
  • Sweat
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • African diary
  • On being black
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • The new negro--what is he?
  • Shouting
  • The sermon
  • Uncle Monday
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Sterling Brown : the new Negro folk-poet
  • Alain Locke
  • Visual arts : to celebrate blackness.
  • [African American art]
  • Aaron Douglas, Sargent Johnson, Richmond Barthé, Augusta Savage, Hale Woodruff, William H. Johnson, Archibald J. Motley, Palmer Hayden
  • Afro-American art : art or propaganda? High or low culture?
  • Afro-American past--history and folk tradition.
  • Preface to The book of American Negro poetry
  • O black and unknown bards
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • The Negro artist and the racial mountain
  • Hurt
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Negro-art hokum
  • George S. Schuyler
  • Art or propaganda
  • Alain Locke
  • The Negro digs up his past
  • Dead fires
  • Jessie Redmond Fauset
  • To John Keats, poet, at springtime
  • For a poet
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Countee Cullen
  • from Infants of the spring
  • Wallace Thurman
  • The banjo player
  • Fenton Johnson
  • Arthur A. Schomburg
  • Conversation with James P. Johnson
  • Tom Davin
  • Interview with Eubie Blake
  • Nathan Irvin Huggins
  • Song of the son
  • Jean Toomer
  • Fifty years (1863-1913)
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Characteristics of Negro expression
  • She of the dancing feet sings
  • Countee Cullen
  • Conception
  • Waring Cuney
  • The suppliant
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • A missionary brings a young native to America
  • Helene Johnson
  • Alienation, anger, rage.
  • Brothers
  • Christianity : alien gospel or source of inspiration?
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • If we must die
  • The White House
  • The lynching
  • America
  • Claude McKay
  • A black man talks of reaping
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Old black men
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Go down death
  • Hatred
  • Gwendolyn Bennett
  • Remembering Nat Turner
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Dream variation
  • Song for a dark girl
  • Mother to son
  • Langston Hughes
  • Incident
  • From the dark tower
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Countee Cullen
  • A southern road
  • Helene Johnson
  • Our greatest gift to America
  • George S. Schuyler
  • Reflections on the Renaissance and art for a new day.
  • from The big sea
  • Langston Hughes
  • Harlem runs wild
  • Claude McKay
  • Spirituals and neo-spirituals
  • A Negro nation within the nation
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Foreword, from Challenge
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Dear reader, from Challenge
  • Dorothy West
  • Comments, from Challenge
  • Carl Van Vechten
  • Dear reader, from Challenge
  • Dorothy West
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • "Editorial" from The new challenge
  • Blueprint for Negro writing
  • Richard Wright
  • For a Negro magazine
  • Claude McKay
  • Spiritual truancy
  • Alain Locke
  • Barrel staves
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Widow with a moral obligation
  • Black magdalens
  • Helene Johnson
  • Poem
  • Always the same
  • Goodbye, Christ
  • Langston Hughes
  • Long black song
  • Richard Wright
  • Simon the Cyrenian speaks
  • Fruit of the flower
Control code
ocm30976789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9780195093605
Lccn
94033190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Voices from the Harlem Renaissance, edited by Nathan Irvin Huggins
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Africa for the Africans
  • W.A. Domingo
  • Garveyism
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Africa for the Africans
  • The future as I see it
  • Marcus A. Garvey
  • Race pride
  • W.E.B. Dubois
  • Harlem Renaissance : the urban setting.
  • "New negro" radicalism.
  • Harlem directory from Harlem
  • The new Negro
  • Alain Locke
  • from Black Manhattan
  • My city ;
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Editorial from Harlem
  • Wallace Thurman
  • The Caucasian storms Harlem
  • Rudolph Fisher
  • from The messenger.
  • from A long way from home
  • The tropics in New York
  • Harlem shadows
  • Claude McKay
  • City love
  • Eric Walrond
  • from The big sea
  • Esthete in Harlem
  • Railroad Avenue
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Negro : a menace to radicalism
  • Smoke, lilies, and jade
  • Richard Bruce
  • Blades of steel
  • Rudolph Fisher
  • Harlem wine
  • Countee Cullen
  • Harlem reviewed
  • Nancy Cunard
  • A Negro extravaganza
  • Claude McKay
  • A new crowd--a new negro
  • Afro-American identity--who am I?
  • The legacy of the ancestral arts
  • Alain Locke
  • Heritage
  • Uncle Jim
  • Tableau
  • Saturday's child
  • Countee Cullen
  • Afro-American fragment
  • Luani of the jungles
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Danse africaine
  • Negro
  • Cross
  • I too sing America
  • The negro speaks of rivers
  • Langston Hughes
  • from Banjo
  • Africa
  • Mulatto
  • Claude McKay
  • "If we must die"
  • Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
  • Poem
  • Helene Johnson
  • Bona and Paul
  • Jean Toomer
  • To a dark girl
  • Wedding day
  • Gwendolyn Bennett
  • Odyssey of big boy
  • Sterling Brown
  • Defense of Negro rioters
  • Sweat
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • African diary
  • On being black
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • The new negro--what is he?
  • Shouting
  • The sermon
  • Uncle Monday
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • Sterling Brown : the new Negro folk-poet
  • Alain Locke
  • Visual arts : to celebrate blackness.
  • [African American art]
  • Aaron Douglas, Sargent Johnson, Richmond Barthé, Augusta Savage, Hale Woodruff, William H. Johnson, Archibald J. Motley, Palmer Hayden
  • Afro-American art : art or propaganda? High or low culture?
  • Afro-American past--history and folk tradition.
  • Preface to The book of American Negro poetry
  • O black and unknown bards
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • The Negro artist and the racial mountain
  • Hurt
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Negro-art hokum
  • George S. Schuyler
  • Art or propaganda
  • Alain Locke
  • The Negro digs up his past
  • Dead fires
  • Jessie Redmond Fauset
  • To John Keats, poet, at springtime
  • For a poet
  • Yet do I marvel
  • Countee Cullen
  • from Infants of the spring
  • Wallace Thurman
  • The banjo player
  • Fenton Johnson
  • Arthur A. Schomburg
  • Conversation with James P. Johnson
  • Tom Davin
  • Interview with Eubie Blake
  • Nathan Irvin Huggins
  • Song of the son
  • Jean Toomer
  • Fifty years (1863-1913)
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Characteristics of Negro expression
  • She of the dancing feet sings
  • Countee Cullen
  • Conception
  • Waring Cuney
  • The suppliant
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • A missionary brings a young native to America
  • Helene Johnson
  • Alienation, anger, rage.
  • Brothers
  • Christianity : alien gospel or source of inspiration?
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • If we must die
  • The White House
  • The lynching
  • America
  • Claude McKay
  • A black man talks of reaping
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Old black men
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Go down death
  • Hatred
  • Gwendolyn Bennett
  • Remembering Nat Turner
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Dream variation
  • Song for a dark girl
  • Mother to son
  • Langston Hughes
  • Incident
  • From the dark tower
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Countee Cullen
  • A southern road
  • Helene Johnson
  • Our greatest gift to America
  • George S. Schuyler
  • Reflections on the Renaissance and art for a new day.
  • from The big sea
  • Langston Hughes
  • Harlem runs wild
  • Claude McKay
  • Spirituals and neo-spirituals
  • A Negro nation within the nation
  • W.E.B. DuBois
  • Foreword, from Challenge
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • Dear reader, from Challenge
  • Dorothy West
  • Comments, from Challenge
  • Carl Van Vechten
  • Dear reader, from Challenge
  • Dorothy West
  • Zora Neale Hurston
  • "Editorial" from The new challenge
  • Blueprint for Negro writing
  • Richard Wright
  • For a Negro magazine
  • Claude McKay
  • Spiritual truancy
  • Alain Locke
  • Barrel staves
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Widow with a moral obligation
  • Black magdalens
  • Helene Johnson
  • Poem
  • Always the same
  • Goodbye, Christ
  • Langston Hughes
  • Long black song
  • Richard Wright
  • Simon the Cyrenian speaks
  • Fruit of the flower
Control code
ocm30976789
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
438 pages
Isbn
9780195093605
Lccn
94033190
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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