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Children's literature of the Harlem Renaissance / Katharine Capshaw Smith.

Author/Creator:
Capshaw, Katharine, author.
Publication:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2004. , ©2004
Series:
Blacks in the diaspora.
Blacks in the diaspora
Format/Description:
Book
xxvi, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects:
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
African American children -- Books and reading.
African American children in literature.
African Americans in literature.
Harlem Renaissance.
Place of Publication:
United States Indiana Bloomington.
Summary:
"The New Negro Renaissance, the period associated with the flowering of the arts in Harlem, inaugurated a tradition of African American children's literature, for the movement's central writers made youth both their subject and audience, W.E.B. Du Bois, Carter G. Woodson, Langston Hughes, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and other Harlem Renaissance figures took an impassioned interest in the literary models offered to children, believing that the "New Negro" would ultimately arise from black youth."
"This book explores the period's vigorous exchange about the nature and identity of black childhood and uncovers the networks of African American philosophers, community activists, schoolteachers, and literary artists who worked together to transmit black history and culture to the next generation."--Jacket.
Contents:
The Emblematic Black Child: Du Bois's Crisis Publications
Creating the Past, Present, and Future: New Negro Children's Drama
The Legacy of the South: Revisiting the Plantation Tradition
The Peacemakers: Carter G. Woodson's Circle
The Aesthetics of Black Children's Literature: Arna Bontemps and Langston Hughes.
Notes:
"©2004 by Katherine Capshaw Smith"--verso of title page.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-325) and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy retains dust jacket.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2004
Contributor:
Indiana University. Press, publisher.
ISBN:
0253344433 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
53814096
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