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Title The Black Chicago Renaissance / edited by Darlene Clark Hine and John McCluskey Jr. ; Marshanda A. Smith, managing editor.

Publication Info. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2012]
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 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  700.8996073 BLA    AVAILABLE
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Description xxxiii, 208 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.
Series The new Black studies series
New Black studies.
Summary " Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The contributors to this volume analyze this prolific period of African American creativity in music, performance art, social science scholarship, and visual and literary artistic expression. Unlike Harlem, Chicago was an urban industrial center that gave a unique working class and internationalist perspective to the cultural work being done in Chicago. This collection's various essays discuss the forces that distinguished the Black Chicago Renaissance from the Harlem Renaissance and placed the development of black culture in a national and international context. Among the topics discussed in this volume are Chicago writers Gwendolyn Brooks and Richard Wright, The Chicago Defender and Tivoli Theater, African American music and visual arts, and the American Negro Exposition of 1940. Contributors are Hilary Mac Austin, David T. Bailey, Murry N. DePillars, Samuel A. Floyd Jr., Erik S. Gellman, Jeffrey Helgeson, Darlene Clark Hine, John McCluskey Jr., Christopher Robert Reed, Elizabeth Schlabach, and Clovis E. Semmes"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject African American arts -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Arts and society -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Added Author Hine, Darlene Clark, editor.
McCluskey, John, editor.
ISBN 9780252037023 (hardback)
0252037022 (hardback)
9780252078583 (paper)
0252078586 (paper)
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