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Harlem stomp! A cultural history of the Harlem Renaissance

Guided Reading Level: 

Y

Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Little, Brown, Volume 1st, New York, p.151 (2003)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr E185.6 .H515 2003

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/8223829

Keywords:

African American arts--20th century--Juvenile literature, African American arts--History--20th century, African American arts--New York (State)--New York--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, African Americans--Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--20th century--Juvenile literature, African Americans--Intellectual life--20th century, African Americans--Intellectual life--20th century--Juvenile literature, African Americans--New York (State)--New York--Intellectual life--Juvenile literature, Harlem (New York, Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century, Harlem (New York, N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century--Juvenile literature, Harlem Renaissance, Harlem Renaissance--Juvenile literature, Juvenile materials, N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century--Juvenile literature, New York (N.Y.)--Intellectual life--20th century--Juvenile literature, Notable Children's Trade Book/Social Studies 2005, School Library Journal Best Books 2004

Abstract:

Contents: Song of smoke; the smoldering Black consciousness, 1900-1910 -- Moving out, fighting back; the great migration, organizing for freedom, and World War I, 1911-1920 -- Black metropolis; the rise of Harlem, 1900-1920 -- Dam breaking; Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, and opportunity in the arts, 1921-1924 -- Fire!!; an explosion of creativity -- Dark tower; a social breakthrough -- Stompin' at the Savoy; music and dance of the Renaissance -- Heritage unbound; Blacks and the American theater -- Against all odds; visual artists and their struggle for recognition -- Rage in the streets; the waning of the Renaissance and the beginning of the Harlem riots.; Summary: A whirlwind tour of the Harlem Renaissance era of the early 20th century.

Notes:

Lexile measure 1270; ages 11-18; book level 6; general nonfiction