The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930. Harlem Renaissance, Steven Watson.

The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American culture, 1920-1930.

New York: Pantheon, 1995. First Printing of the First US Edition. 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. Item #26143

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