When Harlem Was in Vogue - book cover
  • Publisher : Penguin Books; Illustrated edition
  • Published : 01 Jun 1997
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN-10 : 0140263349
  • ISBN-13 : 9780140263343
  • Language : English

When Harlem Was in Vogue

"A major study...one that thorougly interweaves the philosophies and fads, the people and movements that combined to give a small segment of Afro America a brief place in the sun."-The New York Times Book Review.

Readers Top Reviews

bronxty Carla R. W
Got this book for my daughter. She said it was very helpful in a research project for a college class.
cheryl amrani
I'm reading this book in tandem with a course on the Harlem renaissance...the book is very easy to read...the insights and historic detail are intriguing and provide valuable fodder for class discussions...the photos add texture and background...I'm really enjoying this read...
The book was a great read however he negates the importance of women in the Harlem Renaissance like Zora Neale Hurston. I used it for grad class.
M.Y. Ullman
This book, stuffed with information, would have benefited from editing. It's too long and story lines get lost in biography. It is essential to read the foreword by the author. It updates much of what he says in the text itself. He admits that the original book has been overtaken by new research and new attitudes to such factors as the role of women and of music. I recommend it to students in colleges, with guidance as to where it stands in current scholarship. I want to add that the first book I bought, used, through Amazon, was so full of underlining and marks that I could not read it and had to buy a second, new book. That argues for how much someone enjoyed working through the book!
Not only did this book meet my expectations...it EXCEEDED them. A must-read for everyone interested in this place and time in history!