George hutchinsons the harlem renaissance in black and white is one of those historical works that utterly and meticulously overturns most previous understanding of its subject matter hutchinson places the harlem renaissance in a wider context than previous commentators have done. It wasnt all black or white it wasnt a vogue it wasnt a failure by restoring interracial dimensions left out of accounts of the harlem renaissance or blamed for corrupting it george hutchinson transforms our understanding of black and white literary modernism interracial literary relations and twentieth century cultural nationalism in the united states. The harlem renaissance in black and white by george hutchinson cambridge belknap harvard up 1995 xiv 541 pages isbn 0 674 37263 8 paper although the harlem renaissance is a well documented period in american and african american literary history relatively few texts have been written that focus exclusively on the harlem renaissance. The neighborhood bustled with african american owned and run publishing houses and newspapers music companies playhouses nightclubs and cabarets the literature music and fashion they created defined culture and cool for blacks and white alike in america and around the world as the 1920s came to a close so did the harlem renaissance
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