By James Smethurst
In choosing the Jim Crow interval with the arriving of modernity, Smethurst upsets the wide-spread review of the Harlem Renaissance because the first nationally major black arts move, displaying how artists reacted to Jim Crow with migration narratives, poetry in regards to the black event, black functionality of pop culture types, and extra. Smethurst introduces an entire solid of characters, together with understudied figures reminiscent of William Stanley Braithwaite and Fenton Johnson, and extra popular authors comparable to Charles Chesnutt, Pauline Hopkins, and James Weldon Johnson. by means of contemplating the legacy of writers and artists lively among the tip of Reconstruction and the increase of the Harlem Renaissance, Smethurst illuminates their effect at the black and white U.S. modernists who followed.
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The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance (The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture) by James Smethurst