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(African American Art).
Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America. Introduction by Mary Schmidt Campbell. Essays by David Driscell, David Levering Lewi
A Fine tight copy in a Fine bright dust jacket. In the 1920s, Harlem was the "cultural capitol of Black America" and the home of many black artists including Meta Warrick Fuller, painter and book artist Aaron Douglas, and painters Palmer Hayden and William H. Johnson. This important history is illustrated with over 140 plates completmented by photographs by James Van Der Zee and Carl Van Vechten.

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(ART) WHEAT, Ellen Harkins.
Jacob Lawrence: The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman Series of 1938-40.
A Near Fine copy with a previous owner insription on flyleaf in a Fine dust jacket. A bright, tight copy. The Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman series of 1938-40 are among Lawrence's greatest achievements as a painter. Including 32 and 31 images, respectively, the narratives document the struggles and heroic achievements of these two nineteenth-century Abolitionists. Executed in tempera, the images are remarkable in their simplicity, vivid color, boldly expressive style, and use of the series format to convey narrative content.

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Hurston, Zora Neale.
The Complete Stories.
A Near Fine tight copy with a slight bump to one corner n a Near Fine unclipped dust jacket with a small nick to one corner. This volume collects Hurston's 26 works of short fiction from 1921 to 1955, nineteen of which only appeared in small literary magazines and seven never before published. This landmark gathering of Zora Neale Hurston's short fiction reveals the evolution of one of the most important African American writers. Spanning her career from 1921 to 1955, these stories attest to Hurston's tremendous range and establish themes that recur in her longer fiction. With rich language and imagery, the stories in this collection not only map Hurston's development and concerns as a writer but also provide an invaluable reflection of the mind and imagination of the author of the acclaimed novel Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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[African American Art] Porter, James A.
Modern Negro Art. With a New Preface by the Author.
A Very Good copy with some light rubbing to paperback binding. The author has written a valuable history and evaluation of pre-World War II African American Art. He discusses the important artists and artisans who worked before the Harlem Renaissance and addresses the painting, sculpture, and graphic artsof the New Negro Movement during the 1920s up to the Second World War. Contains 85 black & white illustrations.

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[Harlem Renaissance] .
The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader. Edited by David Levering Lewis.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This anthology documents the emergence of the Harlem Renaissance throughout the 1920s as African American artists, painters, sculptors, poets, playwrites, musicians, novelists, and essayists broke from convention created a movement of creation that changed the of the arts and the African American community. This reader presents the works of some forty-five figures from the period Zora Neals Hurston, Jean Toomer, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes, Romare Bearden, Marcus Garvey, Alain Locke and Richard Wright to name but a few.

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[Harlem Renaissance] Bascom, Lionel C.
A Renaissance in Harlem: Lost Voices of an American Community.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. This books compiles oral histories, recollections and stories about the Harlem Renaissance, all told in interviews and first person narratives. A dynamic anthology of Harlem in the 1920s brings together unpublished material by Ralph Ellison and Dorothy West as well as the stirring voices of ordinary people, including peddlers, prostitutes, Pullman porters, and domestic workers.

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[Harlem Renaissance] Huggins, Nathan Irvin.
Harlem Renaissance.
A Fine tight copy in a Very Good plus, unclipped bright dust jacket with a closed edge tear.. Harlem in the 1920s and 1930s was considered the "capital of the black world," where poets, novelists, muscians, playwrites, and journalists congregated to produce a sophisticated artistic movement that reflected the lives and concerns of the emerging black intelligensia. This was the first full assessment of this movement that launched the careers of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, W.E. B. DuBois, Zora Neale Hurston and Wallace Thurman.

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[Harlem Renaissance] Hughes, Langston.
The Big Sea: An Autobiography.
A Very Good, tight copy with foxing to the board edges in a Very Good plus, bright, unclipped dust jacket with foxing to the folds of the jacket. There are two closed edge tears. This very uncommon autobiography chronicles the life of Langston Hughes with a special focus on his coming of age in Paris in the 1920s and his role in the Harlem Renaissance. As a black poet, novelist and playwrite, Hughes became of one of the pre-eminent writers of the modern movement, but not before working at a number odd jobs along the way including working as a seaman on tramp freighters to Europe, teaching English in Mexico and working in a night club in Paris.

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[Harlem Renaissance] Watson, Steven.
The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930.
A Fine tight copy in a Fine unclipped dust jacket. Steven Watson clearly traces the rise and flowering of this movement, evoking its main figures as well as setting the scene--describing Harlem from the Cotton Club to its literary salons, from its white patrons like Carl van Vechten to its most famous entertainers such as Duke Ellington, Josephine Baker, Ethel Waters, Alberta Hunter, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, and Louis Armstrong among many others. He depicts the social life of working-class speakeasies, rent parties, gay and lesbian nightlife, as well as the celebrated parties at the twin limestone houses owned by hostess A'Lelia Walker. This is an important history of one of America's most influential cultural phenomenons.

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[Harlem Renasissance] Hutchinson, George.
The Harlem Renasissance in Black and White.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine dust jacket. Hutchinson tracks the transformation of literary institutions and organizations in the 1920s, offering a detailed account of the journals and presses, black and white, that published the work of the "New Negroes." This cultural excavation questions the assumptions about the motives of white interest in the renaissance, and about black relationships to white intellectuals of the period. It also provides an investigation of the tensions among black intellectuals of the 1920s. Hutchinson's analysis shows that the general expansion of literature and the vogue of writing cannot be divorced from the explosion of black literature often attributed to the vogue of the New Negro.

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[Paris in the 1920s] Stovall, Tyler.
Paris Noir: African-Americans in the City of Light.
A Fine unread copy in a Fine unclipped dustjacket. Stovall's revelatory chronicle reclaims an important yet neglected chapter of cultural history, delineating a cohesive community of black American expatriate writers, artists, musicians and intellectuals in Paris from 1914 to the present. During WWI African American soldiers, targets of discrimination on the front and back home, were welcomed cordially by ordinary French citizens. Attracted by the myth of a color-blind France, Harlem Renaissance writers Langston Hughes, Claude McKay and Countee Cullen flocked to Paris; Josephine Baker conquered the stage with her sensational performances; jazz musicians Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Bill Coleman lived in and drew inspiration from the City of Light. In the 1930s African American expatriate writers and artists in Paris helped launch the Negritude movement. Postwar Paris became a magnet to writers like Richard Wright, James Baldwin and detective novelist Chester Himes, who saw themselves as political exiles from a racist U.S. They fit into a vibrant Left Bank community that maintained close ties with Camus, Cocteau, Sartre, de Beauvoir. The 1960s and '70s saw an influx of African American emigre scientists, photographers, restaurant owners, taxi drivers, diversifying the community that today faces the rise of overt French racism. Stovall, a history professor at UC Santa Cruz, begins with an account of his own transformative experience as an African American in Paris in the early 1980s.

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