The Harlem Renaissance: A History and an Anthology
August 2003, ©2003, Wiley-Blackwell
This anthology concentrates on the literary aspects of the Harlem Renaissance, though it does include several examples of the visual arts associated with the movement. The literary texts are arranged more or less chronologically; for the most part shorter pieces have been selected that could be presented in their entirety. There are some excerpts from longer works. All of the major authors are represented as well as some less well known. This anthology also includes selections that help frame the history of the movement, several essays on the Harlem Renaissance, as well as some critism contemporary to the writing.
Concluding with a bibliography, this volume serves as a brief introduction to the Harlem Renaissance, its writers, and the rich body of literature they produced.
Part II: African American Literature before the Renaissance.
Part III: African American Literature in Transition.
Part IV: The Origins of the Harlem Renaissance: 1924-1926.
Part V: The Harlem Renaissance 1926-1930.
Part VI: Slow Fade to Black: The 1930s.