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  • ISBN: 9780674372696 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674372697 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 538 p. : ill ; 25 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.

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Black and white tangled threads. Sanctuary / Nella Larsen -- Two gentlemen of Boston / Florida Ruffin Ridley -- Little heads : a one-act play of Negro life / Alvira Hazzard -- My two grandmothers / Aloise Barbour Epperson -- Flower of the south / Gertrude Schalk -- Masks, a story / Eloise Bibb Thompson -- The man who passed : a play in one act / Regina M. Andrews -- Why, how, when and where black becomes white / Mary Church Terrell -- from Black and white tangled threads / Zara Wright.
Dreaming in color. Belated romance / Florence Marion Harmon -- The pink hat / Caroline Bond Day -- Hope deferred / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Lai-li / Mae V. Cowdery -- Little Cornish, the "blue boy" / Effie Lee Newsome -- The noose / Octavia B. Wynbush -- If wishes were horses ; Subversion / Edythe Mae Gordon.
Native daughter. To a wild rose / Ottie B. Graham -- The Zulu King : New Orleans (at Mardi Gras) ; Negro folk songs / Josephine Copeland -- Preface : other Bostonians / Florida Ruffin Ridley -- Nativity ; A poem ; The palm wine seller ; Rainy season love song / Gladys Casely Hayford -- Is it not enough ; Negroid things ; Are we different? / Ida Rowland -- The family of Nat Turner, 1831-1954 / Lucy Mae Turner -- Where the west begins, from American daughter / Era Bell Thompson -- from The Negro trailblazers of California / Delilah Leontium Beasley -- Native daughter : an indictment of white America by a colored woman / Ellen Tarry.
Longings. Calling dreams ; Question ; My son ; Armageddon ; Interim ; Ivy ; I wonder ; Afterglow / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- Love's way : a Christmas story / Carrie W. Clifford -- Joy ; The mask ; Interim ; Solace / Clarissa Scott Delany -- Noblesse oblige ; Dead fires ; Oblivion ; La vie c'est la vie ; Words! Words! / Jessie Fauset -- The eternal quest / Anita Scott Coleman -- In '61 ; Longing ; Sunset ; Long remembering / Ethel Caution Davis -- Longings / Nellie R. Bright.
Spunk. Early days in Cleveland, from A nickel and a prayer / Jane Edna Hunter -- The Negro today / Marion Vera Cuthbert -- A talk on evolution / Mercedes Gilbert -- The Equal Rights League, from Crusade for Justice / Ida B. Wells-Barnett -- To the oppressors ; Mr. Roosevelt regrets / Pauli Murray -- from Tales my father told and other stories / Hallie Quinn Brown -- Spunk / Zora Neale Hurston.
My great, wide, beautiful world. Black / Nellie R. Bright -- from African journey / Eslanda Goode Robeson -- Wedding day / Gwendolyn B. Bennett -- Letters / Idabelle Yeiser -- Twenty-seventh day, from Journey to Accompong / Katherine Dunham -- Why / Brenda Ray Moryck -- from My great, wide, beautiful world / Juanita V. Harrison.
Harlem's glory : a woman's view. The corner / Eunice Hunton Carter -- The double task : the struggle of Negro women for sex and race emancipation / Elise Johnson McDougald -- Story in Harlem slang : Jelly's tale / Zora Neale Hurston -- from "The ebony flute" / Gwendolyn B. Bennett -- My race ; Metamorphism ; Bottled / Helene Johnson -- Tar / Shirley Graham -- Solo on the drums / Ann Petry -- Part of the pack : another view of night life in Harlem / Hazel V. Campbell.
In the looking glass. Memory of a "Jim Crow" car ; My temple ; To one who would be great ; His life and mine / Ariel Williams Holloway -- Problems facing Negro young women / Marion Vera Cuthbert -- Mammy / Dorothy West -- 'Bidin' place / May Miller -- Since 1619 ; Lineage ; People of unrest ; We have been believers / Margaret Walker -- Black death / Zora Neale Hurston -- Letter to my sister ; At the carnival ; Lady, lady ; Black man 'o mine ; White things ; The wife-woman / Anne Spencer -- Freedom ; A Negro in a dime store ; Heard on an Atlantic City bridge / Aloise Barbour Epperson.
Crisis. One true love ; And I passed by / Marita Bonner -- The women of the white strain / Elise Johnson McDougald -- The handicapped / Angelina Weld Grimké -- Flag salute ; Blasphemy--American style ; October prayer / Esther Popel -- Mob madness / Marion Vera Cuthbert -- Slackened caprice / Ottie B. Graham -- He must think it out / Florida Ruffin Ridley.
The offering. One blue star / May Miller -- The five dollar bill / Dorothy West -- The tie that used to bind : a mid-Victorian Negro marriage / Anna J. Cooper -- The return of a modern prodigal / Octavia B. Wynbush -- A blossom in an alley ; The torch bearer ; The offering / Sarah Collins Fernandis.
Summary, etc.: In poems, stories, memoirs, and essays about color and culture, prejudice and love, and feminine trials, dozens of African-American women writers - some famous, many just discovered - give us a sense of a distinct inner voice and an engagement with their larger double culture. Harlem's Glory unfolds a rich tradition of writing by African-American women, hitherto mostly hidden, in the first half of the twentieth century. In historical context, with special emphasis on matters of race and gender, are the words of luminaries like Zora Neale Hurston and Georgia Douglas Johnson as well as rare, previously unpublished writings by figures like Angelina Weld Grimke, Elise Johnson McDougald, and Regina Andrews, all culled from archives and arcane magazines.
Subject: USA
Harlem renaissance
Écrits de femmes américains
Harlem Renaissance
Littérature américaine 20e siècle Anthologies
Noirs américains Anthologies
Noires américaines Anthologies
Littérature américaine Auteurs noirs américains
Harlem Renaissance
Vrouwelijke auteurs
Harlem Renaissance
American literature 20th century
American literature Women authors
African Americans Literary collections
African American women Literary collections
American literature African American authors
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