The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

The Harlem Renaissance A Very Short Introduction The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars It was the cultural phase of the New Negro movement a social and political phenomenon that promoted

  • Title: The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author: Cheryl A. Wall
  • ISBN: 9780199335558
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars It was the cultural phase of the New Negro movement, a social and political phenomenon that promoted a proud racial identity, economic independence, and progressive politics In this Very Short Introduction, Cheryl A Wall captures the Harlem Renaissance s zeitgeist by ideThe Harlem Renaissance was a cultural awakening among African Americans between the two world wars It was the cultural phase of the New Negro movement, a social and political phenomenon that promoted a proud racial identity, economic independence, and progressive politics In this Very Short Introduction, Cheryl A Wall captures the Harlem Renaissance s zeitgeist by identifying issues and strategies that engaged writers, musicians, and visual artists alike She introduces key figures such as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer, along with such signature texts as Mother to Son, Harlem Shadows, and Cane In examining the New Negro, she looks at the art of photographer James Van der Zee and painters Archibald Motley and Laura Wheeler and the way Marita Bonner, Jessie Fauset, and Nella Larsen explored the dilemmas of gender identity for New Negro women Focusing on Harlem as a cultural capital, Wall covers theater in New York, where black musicals were produced on Broadway almost every year during the 1920s She also depicts Harlem nightlife with its rent parties and clubs catering to working class blacks, wealthy whites, and gays of both races, and the movement of Renaissance artists to Paris From Hughes s The Negro Speaks of Rivers to W.E.B Du Bois s novel Dark Princess, black Americans explored their relationship to Africa Many black American intellectuals met African intellectuals in Paris, where they made common cause against European colonialism and race prejudice Folklore spirituals, stories, sermons, and dance was considered raw material that the New Negro artist could alchemize into art Consequently, they applauded the performance of spirituals on the concert stage by artists like Roland Hayes and Paul Robeson The Harlem Renaissance left an indelible mark not only on African American visual and performing arts, but, as Cheryl Wall shows, its legacies are all around us.

    • Free Download [Philosophy Book] ↠ The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction - by Cheryl A. Wall Í
      126 Cheryl A. Wall
    • thumbnail Title: Free Download [Philosophy Book] ↠ The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction - by Cheryl A. Wall Í
      Posted by:Cheryl A. Wall
      Published :2020-08-09T09:59:38+00:00

    About "Cheryl A. Wall"

    1. Cheryl A. Wall

      Cheryl A Wall is a Professor of English at Rutgers University.

    297 thoughts on “The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction”

    1. Short introduction but packed with information about the historical, social, and cultural contexts, the various intellectuals, writers, and artists, and the key literary and social events. Equally important are its interesting discussions of the tensions, conflicts, and qualifications around the phenomenon of the Harlem Renaissance, or to give it its earlier name, the New Negro Renaissance. Women writers and artists are restored to their rightful place.


    2. The Harlem Renaissance In The Very Short Introduction SeriesThe Very Short Introduction Series of Oxford University Press offers accessible, pocket-size books to introduce readers to a broad range of subjects. Cheryl Wall's recent (2016)book, the 479th in the series, offers a short but detailed survey of the Harlem Renaissance and its significance. Wall, a literary critic and Professor of English at Rutgers University, has written earlier books about black women writers in the Harlem Renaissance [...]


    3. Very good and fun to read a little book like this. Taught me a lot about the Harlem Renaissance:I didn't realize that it was mainly a short time---between the Great War and the Great Depression. It spans to include more artist than that, but it definitely only includes artists who were around Harlem during those times --- Hughes, Wright, Hurston and does not include writers like Baldwin (who wrote in the 50s and 60s). I also didn't think through that it was a renaissance and so included visual a [...]



    4. Love how the book talks about the writers of the time and their writing and the historical aspect for the Harlem Renaissance time period.


    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *