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The Resource Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance, edited by Steven C. Tracy

Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance, edited by Steven C. Tracy

Label
Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance
Title
Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Steven C. Tracy
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This volume explores the contours and content of the Black Chicago Renaissance. A movement crafted in the crucible of rigid racial segregation in Chicago's "Black Belt" from the 1930s through the 1960s, its participants were also heavily influenced by--and influenced --the Harlem Renaissance and the Chicago Renaissance of white writers. Despite harsh segregation, black and white thinkers influenced one another particularly through their engagements with leftist organizations. In many ways, politically, racially, spatially, this was a movement invested in cross-pollination, change, and political activism, as much as literature, art, and aesthetics as it prepared the way for the literature of the Black Arts Movement and beyond. The volume begins with a look at Richard Wright, indisputably a central figure in the Black Chicago Renaissance with the publication of "Blueprint for Negro Writing." Wright sought to distance himself from what he considered to be the failures of the Harlem Renaissance, even as he built upon its aesthetic and cultural legacy. Subsequent chapters discuss Robert Abbott, William Attaway, Claude Barnett, Henry Blakely, Aldon Bland, Edward Bland, Arna Bontemps, Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank London Brown, Alice Browning, Dan Burley, Margaret Danner, Frank Marshall Davis, Katherine Dunham, Richard Durham, Lorraine Hansberry, Fenton Johnson, John Johnson, Marian Minus, Williard Motley, Marita Bonner, Gordon Parks, John Sengstacke, Margaret Walker, Theodore Ward, Frank Yerby, Black newspapers, the Chicago School of Sociologists, the Federal Theater Project, Black Music, and John Reed Clubs"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/896073077311
Index
index present
LC call number
PS285.C47
LC item number
W75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Tracy, Steven C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance, edited by Steven C. Tracy
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223098564140
  • 31223098564157
  • 31223098564165
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 523 p.
Isbn
9780252036392
Lccn
2011029269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 719427883
  • (OCoLC)719427883
Label
Writers of the Black Chicago renaissance, edited by Steven C. Tracy
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223098564140
  • 31223098564157
  • 31223098564165
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 523 p.
Isbn
9780252036392
Lccn
2011029269
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 719427883
  • (OCoLC)719427883

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