The Harlem Renaissance: A Historical Exploration of Literature (Historical Explorations of Literature) (Hardcover)

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The Harlem Renaissance is one of the most interesting eras in African American literature as well as a highly regarded period in our country's literary history. The works produced during this span reflect a turbulent social climate in America ... a time fraught with both opportunities and injustices for minorities. In this enlightening guide, author and educator Lynn Domina examines the literature of the Harlem Renaissance along with the cultural and societal factors influencing its writers.

This compelling book illuminates the cultural conditions affecting the lives of African Americans everywhere, addressing topics such as prohibition, race riots, racism, interracial marriage, sharecropping, and lynching. Each chapter includes historical background on both the literary work and the author and explores several themes through historical document excerpts and thoughtful analysis to illustrate how literature responded to the surrounding social circumstances. Chapters conclude with a discussion of why and how the literary work remains relevant today.

About the Author


Lynn Domina, PhD, is a professor of English at the State University of New York at Delhi.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781610696494
ISBN-10: 1610696492
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Pages: 243
Language: English
Series: Historical Explorations of Literature