The Muse in Bronzeville : African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950
By: Bone, Robert.
Contributor(s): Courage, Richard A.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Piscataway : Rutgers University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (326 p.).ISBN: 9780813550732.Subject(s): African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century | African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | American literature -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History and criticism | Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Muse in Bronzeville : African American Creative Expression in Chicago, 1932-1950DDC classification: 810.9 | 810.9977311 LOC classification: PS285 .C47 B66 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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contents; illustrations; foreword; preface; acknowledgments; Introduction; part one; chapter 1; chapter 2; chapter 3; part two; chapter 4; chapter 5; chapter 6; chapter 7; chapter 8; chapter 9; chapter 10; chapter 11; appendix a; appendix b; notes; selected bibliography; index
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 reproductions of paintings of the same period, examines Black Chicago''s "Renaissance" through richly anecdotal profiles of such figures as Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Charles White, Gordon Parks, Horace Cayton, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson, and Katherine Dunham. Robert Bone and Richard A. Courage make a powerful case for moving Chicago''s Bronzeville, long overshadowed by New York''s Harlem, from a peripheral to a central position within African American and American studies.
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