Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance A J

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance  A J
Author: Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Pages: 1341
ISBN: 1579584578
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places.

Encyclopedia Harlem Renaiss 2v

Encyclopedia Harlem Renaiss 2v
Author: Paul Finkelman,Cary Wintz
Pages: 658
ISBN: 0203319303
Available:
Release: 2004-11-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The encyclopedia is a two-volume, illustrated reference work of approximately 2,000 pages with about 600 entries that is the first comprehensive compilation of information about all aspects of this dynamic period. Thus, it includes essays on the principal participants in the Harlem Renaissance (as well as on others who were involved more tangentially as critics, promoters and interpreters) and their works; on those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places; and on the major social, political and intellectual developments that created the context of the Harlem Renaissance. Entries of from 500 to 5,000 words fall into five main categories, which, for ease of review, have been subdivided into several areas (the encyclopedia itself is organized in an A-Z format). Each entry is followed by a brief list of selected further readings. In the case of person entries, a listing of the individual's publications (in the case of visual artists and musicians, listings of exhibits, artworks or compositions) and a capsule biographical sketch is also included.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance Volume 1 A J

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance  Volume 1 A J
Author: Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Pages: 329
ISBN: 6610241414
Available:
Release: 2004-01-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual, and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Pages: 1392
ISBN: 9781135455361
Available:
Release: 2012-12-06
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the music of Louis Armstrong to the portraits by Beauford Delaney, the writings of Langston Hughes to the debut of the musical Show Boat, the Harlem Renaissance is one of the most significant developments in African-American history in the twentieth century. The Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance, in two-volumes and over 635 entries, is the first comprehensive compilation of information on all aspects of this creative, dynamic period. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedi a of Harlem Renaissance website.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance K Y

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance  K Y
Author: Cary D. Wintz,Paul Finkelman
Pages: 1341
ISBN: 1579584586
Available:
Release: 2004
Editor: Taylor & Francis
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places.

Writing African American Women A J

Writing African American Women  A J
Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu
Pages: 991
ISBN: 0313331979
Available:
Release: 2006
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Contributors look at the writers and their works from a feminist-womanist perspective, and address issues relating to race, class, and gender. Topical entries, e.g., "Work," "Protest Tradition," "Religion," "The Use of Myth," and "Memory," provide a rich context for the literature."--Choice review.

Political aspects in The New Negro

Political aspects in  The New Negro
Author: Christoph Ellssel
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9783640104758
Available:
Release: 2008-07-16
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The “Roaring Twenties” – a chapter of history which burst out with the extremes: On the one hand fascinating improvements in daily life, stunning inventions, new ideas about social systems – and on the other hand still a very strong racism, the widespread feeling of being lost and the beginning of the isolationism as a political solution to the problems of the world. New York was one of the strongholds of the movement, with especially the Harlem Renaissance, the movement of black art and culture taking place. But the movement was not only an eruption of artistic thoughts and works, but had also a political imagination. Due to the vast amount of literature, paintings and other works, I am going to focus only on “The New Negro”, edited by Alain Locke. This book “had the effects of a manifesto” and so is an acceptable basis for the search for the political face of the Harlem Renaissance or the New Negro Movement – two items which can easily be exchanged. Although it would be very interesting to go through The New Negro piece by piece and try to find political aspects of the single parts, due to the limited space of this Hausarbeit that must be left to future attempts. This limitation is further explained later on. A very interesting study has been done by Robert E. Washington in The Ideologies of African American Literature, which is dealing with the political aspect of African American literature and not only the Harlem Renaissance. The central question of this Hausarbeit searches for political aspects of the Harlem Renaissance at the example of The New Negro.

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century

The Global Politics of Jazz in the Twentieth Century
Author: Yoshiomi Saito
Pages: 198
ISBN: 9780429594076
Available:
Release: 2019-08-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the mid-1950s to the late 1970s, jazz was harnessed as America’s "sonic weapon" to promote an image to the world of a free and democratic America. Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington and other well-known jazz musicians were sent around the world – including to an array of Communist countries – as "jazz ambassadors" in order to mitigate the negative image associated with domestic racial problems. While many non-Americans embraced the Americanism behind this jazz diplomacy without question, others criticized American domestic and foreign policies while still appreciating jazz – thus jazz, despite its popularity, also became a medium for expressing anti-Americanism. This book examines the development of jazz outside America, including across diverse historical periods and geographies – shedding light on the effectiveness of jazz as an instrument of state power within a global political context. Saito examines jazz across a wide range of regions, including America, Europe, Japan and Communist countries. His research also draws heavily upon a variety of sources, primary as well as secondary, which are accessible in these diverse countries: all had their unique and culturally specific domestic jazz scenes, but also interacted with each other in an interesting dimension of early globalization. This comparative analysis on the range of unique jazz scenes and cultures offers a detailed understanding as to how jazz has been interpreted in various ways, according to the changing contexts of politics and society around it, often providing a basis for criticizing America itself. Furthering our appreciation of the organic relationship between jazz and global politics, Saito reconsiders the uniqueness of jazz as an exclusively "American music." This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, the history of popular music, and global politics.

Encyclopedia of African American Business A J

Encyclopedia of African American Business  A J
Author: Jessie Carney Smith
Pages: 884
ISBN: 0313331103
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Release: 2006
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays provide information the African American business community and African American business leaders in the United States, from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Exits and Entrances

Exits and Entrances
Author: Frank Manchel
Pages: 564
ISBN: 9781955835060
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Release: 2013-11-06
Editor: New Acdemia+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A worthy successor to Every Step a Struggle . . . the contributions to American cinema of these determined and courageous rebels will never be forgotten.” —Denise Youngblood, author ofCinematic Cold War While Every Step a Struggle recalled the performers who fought to give black artists a voice and a presence in film and on stage, this new ground-breaking book focuses on the personalities who replaced the pioneers and refused to abide by Jim Crow traditions. Presented against a detailed background of the revolutionary post-World War II era up to the mid-1970s, the individual views of Mae Mercer, Brock Peters, Jim Brown, Ivan Dixon, James Whitmore, William Marshall and Ruby Dee in heretofore unpublished conversations from the past reveal just how tumultuous and extraordinary the technological, political, and social changes were for the artists and the film industry. Using extensive documentation, hundreds of films, and fascinating private recollections, Dr. Manchel puts a human face both on popular culture and race relations. “Using the method of oral history and the mature thinking of a senior scholar, Exits and Entrances enhances our understanding of the difficult slog to create a truthful, ‘round’ image of African-Americans in U.S. commercial films. This collection is a gold mine of information for future research and should be in all libraries which value film research.” —Peter C. Rollins, Emeritus Editor-in-Chief of Film & History

Clay and the Construction of Black Masculinity in Amiri Baraka s Dutchman

Clay and the Construction of Black Masculinity in Amiri Baraka s  Dutchman
Author: Carmen Odimba
Pages: 19
ISBN: 9783656957195
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Release: 2015-05-07
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (American Studies), course: Seminar „Recent Developments in American Theater”, language: English, abstract: The 1950s and 1960s are one of the most exciting chapters of African American history, politically and artistically. They bore a profusion of new ideas. While leaders like Martin Luther King and Malcolm X proposed radically opposed solutions to the problems of black people’s rights, writers and intellectuals handled the Harlem Renaissance’s heritage and music saw the hard blues from the earliest part of the century gain in popularity. It is in this period, in 1957, that Amiri Baraka – still LeRoi Jones at the time – moved to New York’s Greenwich Village and became part of the Beat Movement. He then founded the literary magazine Yugen with his wife and obtained his first critical acclaim as a poet for Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note... published in 1961. In 1960, he went to Cuba. This visit changed his life. He became aware of the relationship between politics and arts and decided to incorporate his political, social and spiritual beliefs in his writing, using poetry and drama as means to educate. Baraka’s transitional period would give birth namely to Dutchman, a controversial play which premiered in 1964. The audiences were especially shocked by the political allusion to the Genesis. Baraka also transposed his own evolution in Clay: the movement from docile, assimilated and insignificant black man to proud revolutionary and marginal poet telling out loud his truth to the white institution.

First Martyr of Liberty

First Martyr of Liberty
Author: Mitch Kachun
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780199910861
Available:
Release: 2017-06-20
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream of the American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academic histories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered--variously as either a hero or a villain--and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

The Fire in the Flint

The Fire in the Flint
Author: Walter Francis White
Pages: 300
ISBN: 082031742X
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Release: 1996
Editor: University of Georgia Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A story of tragedy and violence set in the early 20th century. When Kenneth Harper, a young black physician who has studied in the North, returns to his Georgia hometown to practice medicine, he discovers all too soon that the roots of intolerance are deeply embedded. "A stirring novel, beautifully and passionately written".--The Nation.

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia A J

The Jim Crow Encyclopedia  A J
Author: Nikki L. M. Brown,Barry M. Stentiford
Pages: 915
ISBN: 0313341834
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Release: 2008
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography A J

Encyclopedia of Women s Autobiography  A J
Author: Victoria Boynton,Jo Malin
Pages: 625
ISBN: 0313327386
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Release: 2005
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Contains nearly two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on women's autobiography, covering selected authors from throughout history, major works, nationalities or ethnicities, and related issues, themes, and terms.

Encyclopedia of American Cultural Intellectual History

Encyclopedia of American Cultural   Intellectual History
Author: Gale Group,Scribners Reference Staff
Pages: 873
ISBN: UOM:39015049739272
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Release: 2001
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of American thought and culture throughout history examines the individuals and documents that revealed significant ideas, issues, and movements.

The New Negro

The New Negro
Author: Alain Locke
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780486849164
Available:
Release: 2021-01-13
Editor: Courier Dover Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Widely regarded as the key text of the Harlem Renaissance, this landmark anthology of fiction, poetry, essays, drama, music, and illustration includes contributions by Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, and other luminaries.

The Encyclopedia of New York State

The Encyclopedia of New York State
Author: Peter Eisenstadt
Pages: 1940
ISBN: 081560808X
Available:
Release: 2005-05-19
Editor: Syracuse University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Encyclopedia of New York State is one of the most complete works on the Empire State to be published in a half-century. In nearly 2,000 pages and 4,000 signed entries, this single volume captures the impressive complexity of New York State as a historic crossroads of people and ideas, as a cradle of abolitionism and feminism, and as an apex of modern urban, suburban, and rural life. The Encyclopedia is packed with fascinating details from fields ranging from sociology and geography to history. Did you know that Manhattan's Lower East Side was once the most populated neighborhood in the world, but Hamilton County in the Adirondacks is the least densely populated county east of the Mississippi; New York is the only state to border both the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean; the Erie Canal opened New York City to rich farmland upstate . . . and to the west. Entries by experts chronicle New York's varied areas, politics, and persuasions with a cornucopia of subjects from environmentalism to higher education to railroads, weaving the state's diverse regions and peoples into one idea of New York State. Lavishly illustrated with 500 photographs and figures, 120 maps, and 140 tables, the Encyclopedia is key to understanding the state's past, present, and future. It is a crucial reference for students, teachers, historians, and business people, for New Yorkers of all persuasions, and for anyone interested in finding out more about New York State.

Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture A J

Encyclopedia of Blacks in European History and Culture  A J
Author: Eric Martone
Pages: 612
ISBN: 0313344507
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Greenwood
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Blacks have played a significant part in European civilization since ancient times. This encyclopedia illuminates blacks in European history, literature, and popular culture. It emphasizes the considerable scope of black influence in, and contributions to, European culture. The first blacks arrived in Europe as slaves and later as laborers and soldiers, and black immigrants today along with others are transforming Europe into multicultural states. This indispensable set expands our knowledge of blacks in Western civilization.

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art
Author: Joan M. Marter
Pages: 2608
ISBN: 9780195335798
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Where is American art in the new millennium? At the heart of all cultural developments is diversity. Access through recent technology engenders interaction with artists from around the world. The visual arts in the United States are bold and pulsating with new ideas.