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The Muse in Bronzeville : African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950. Cover Image E-book E-book

The Muse in Bronzeville : African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950

Bone, Robert 1924-2007 (Author). Courage, Richard A. (Added Author). Singh, Amritjit. (Added Author).

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  • OCLC: ocn775872942
  • ISBN: 0813550440
  • ISBN: 9780813550442
  • ISBN: 0813550432
  • ISBN: 9780813550435
  • ISBN: 0813550734
  • ISBN: 9780813550732
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (326 pages)
  • Publisher: Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011.

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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One Account of Origins -- 1. Tuskegee Connection -- 2. Charles S. Johnson and the Parkian Tradition -- 3. New Negro in Chicago -- pt. Two Bronzeville's Social Muse -- 4. Year of Transition -- 5. Birthing the Blues and Other Black Musical Forms -- 6. Bronzeville and the Documentary Spirit -- 7. Documentary Eye -- 8. Bronzeville's "Writing Clan" -- 9. Bronzeville and the Novel -- 10. Bronzeville and the Poets -- 11. Wheel Turns.
Summary: The Muse in Bronzeville, a dynamic reappraisal of a neglected period in African American cultural history, is the first comprehensive critical study of the creative awakening that occurred on Chicago's South Side from the early 1930s to the cold war. Coming of age during the hard Depression years and in the wake of the Great Migration, this generation of Black creative artists produced works of literature, music, and visual art fully comparable in distinction and scope to the achievements of the Harlem Renaissance. This highly informative and accessible work, enhanced with reproducti.
Subject: American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

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