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Harlem Renaissance Women

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is Harlem Renaissance women.


Six Superlative Sources

· Allen, Carol. Black Women Intellectuals: Strategies of Nation, Family and Neighborhood in the Works of Pauline Hopkins, Jesse Fauset and Marita Bonner. Garland, 1998.

· Davis, Angela. Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday. Random House, 1999.

· Hemenway, Robert E. Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Biography. University of Illinois Press, 1997.

· Hull, Gloria. Color, Sex and Poetry: Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Indiana University Press, 1987.

· Roses, Lorraine E. Harlem Renaissance and Beyond: Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers, 1900-1945. G.K. Hall, 1990.

· Wall, Cheryl A. Women of the Harlem Renaissance. Indiana University Press, 1995.

Other Excellent Sources

· Balshaw, Maria. "New Negroes, New Women: The Gender Politics of the Harlem Renaissance," Women: A Cultural Review 10, 2 (Summer 1999): 127-38.

· Dean, Sharon, and Erlene Stetson. "Flower-Dust and Springtime: Harlem Renaissance Women," Radical Teacher: A News Journal of Socialist Theory and Practice 18 (1980): 1-8.

· Honey, M. "Survival and Song, Women Poets of the Harlem Renaissance," Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 16, 3-4 (1989): 293-315.

· Hutchinson, George. The Cambridge Companion to the Harlem Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, 2007.

· McCaskill, Barbara. "The Folklore of the Coasts in Black Women's Fiction of the Harlem Renaissance," CLA Journal, 39 (Mar 1996): 273-301.

· McKay, Nellie. "'What Were They Saying?' Black Women Playwrights of the Harlem Renaissance," in Kramer, Victor A., ed., The Harlem Renaissance Re-Examined. AMS, 1987: 129-146.

· Musser, Judith. "African American Women's Short Stories in the Harlem Renaissance: Bridging a Tradition," MELUS 23, 2 (Summer 1998): 27-47.

· Musser, Judith. "African American Women and Education: Marita Bonner's Response to the 'Talented Tenth,'" Studies in Short Fiction 34, 1 (Winter 1997): 73-85.

· Shockley, Ann Allen. "Afro-American Women Writers: The New Negro Movement, 1924-1933," in Rado, Lisa, ed., Rereading Modernism: New Directions in Feminist Criticism. Garland, 1995: 123-35.

· Stavney, Anne. "Mothers of Tomorrow: The New Negro Renaissance and the Politics of Maternal Representation," African American Review 32, 4 (Winter 1998): 533-561.

· Schroeder, Patricia. "Transforming Images of Blackness: Dramatic Representation, Women Playwrights, and the Harlem Renaissance," in Reinelt, Janelle, ed., Crucibles of Crisis: Performing Social Change. University of Michigan Press, 1996: 107-22.

· Sullivan, Megan. "Folk Plays, Home Girls and Back Talk: Georgia Douglas Johnson and Women of the Harlem Renaissance," CLA Journal (College Language Association) 38, 4 (June 1995): 404-419.

· Wall, Cheryl A., "Poets and Versifiers, Signers and Signifiers: Women of the Harlem Renaissance," in Wheeler, Kenneth W., and Virginia Lee Lussier, eds., Women, the Arts, and the 1920s in Paris and New York. Transaction Books, 1982: 74-98.

· Wall, Cheryl A., "Whose Sweet Angel Child? Blues Women, Langston Hughes, and Writing During the Harlem Renaissance," in Trotman, C. James, ed., Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art, and His Continuing Influence. Garland, 1995: 37-50.

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