A Renaissance in Harlem: Lost Essays of the WPA, by Ralph Ellison, Dorothy West, and Other Voices of a Generation

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Arguing that the Harlem Renaissance actually lasted much longer than previously portrayed, the author collects more than fifty pieces written for the WPA Writer's Project capturing the voices of war veterans, Pullman porters, prostitutes, preachers, and the first American to plant a flag on the North Pole. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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Lionel C. Bascom's journalism has been published in the New York Times, Time, and elsewhere. He was twice a member of the distinguished Pulitzer Prize jury in journalism at Columbia University. He is currently a part-time professor of English at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Connecticut.

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"A delightfully engaging and diverse portrait of an almost legendary black urban community." -- --Publisher's Weekly

"To say Bascom has unearthed a buried treasure would be a cliche, but also correct." -- -- The Advocate, Stamford, CT

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