The Cotton Club / Jim Haskins.

By: Haskins, James, 1941-2005Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Random House, [1977]Copyright date: ©1977Edition: 1st edDescription: 169 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0394490606; 9780394490601; 0394733924 (pbk.); 9780394733920 (pbk.)Subject(s): Cotton Club | Jazz -- New York (State) -- New York -- History and criticism | New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customsDDC classification: 974.7/1 LOC classification: ML200.8.N52 | C73
Contents:
Harlem comes of age -- The Cotton Club -- Duke Ellington comes to the Cotton Club -- The Depression begins -- Prohibition is repealed and the Depression deepens -- End of an era -- The Cotton Club comes to Broadway -- Hit on Broadway -- The last years -- The memory lingers on -- Bibliography -- Notes.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-168).

Harlem comes of age -- The Cotton Club -- Duke Ellington comes to the Cotton Club -- The Depression begins -- Prohibition is repealed and the Depression deepens -- End of an era -- The Cotton Club comes to Broadway -- Hit on Broadway -- The last years -- The memory lingers on -- Bibliography -- Notes.

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Author Jim Haskins was born in Demopolis, Alabama on September 19, 1941. He received a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1960, a B.S. from Alabama State University in 1962, and a M.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1963. After graduation, he became a special education teacher in a public school in Harlem. His first book, Diary of a Harlem School Teacher, was the result of his experience there. He taught at numerous colleges and universities before becoming an English professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville in 1977.

He wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime, ranging from counting books for children to biographies on Rosa Parks, Hank Aaron and Spike Lee. He won numerous awards for his work including the 1976 Coretta Scott King Award for The Story of Stevie Wonder, the 1984 Coretta Scott King Award for Lena Horne, the 1979 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for Scott Joplin: The Man Who Made Ragtime; and the 1994 Washington Post Children's Book Guide Award. He also won the Carter G. Woodson Award for young adult non-fiction for Black Music in America; The March on Washington; and Carter G. Woodson: The Man Who Put "Black" in American History in 1989, 1994, and 2001, respectively. He died from complications of emphysema on July 6, 2005 at the age of 63.

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