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Miss Anne in Harlem

The White Women of the Black Renaissance
Kaplan, Carla (Book - 2013)
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Miss Anne in Harlem
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This interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance focuses on white women, collectively called "Miss Anne," who became Harlem Renaissance insiders during the 1920s.
Authors: Kaplan, Carla
Title: Miss Anne in Harlem
the white women of the Black Renaissance
Publisher: New York, NY :, Harper,, [2013]
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: xxxi, 505 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some color) ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: "A white girl's prayer" in "The poet's page," The Crisis
Introduction: In search of MIss Anne
1. Miss Anne's world
Black and white identity politics
An erotics of race
2. Choosing blackness: sex, love, and passing
Let me people go: Lillian E. Wood passes for Black
Josephine Cogdell Schuyler: "The fall of a fair confederate"
3. Repudiating whiteness: politics, patronage, and primitivism
Black souls: Annie Nathan Meyer writes Black
Charlotte Osgood Mason: "Mother of the Primitives"
4. Rewards and costs: publishing, performance, and modern rebellion
Imitation of life: Fannie Hurst's "Sensation in Harlem"
Nancy Cunard: "I speak as if I were a Negro myself"
Epilogue: "Love and consequences."
Summary: This interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance focuses on white women, collectively called "Miss Anne," who became Harlem Renaissance insiders during the 1920s.
ISBN: 0060882387
9780060882389
Statement of Responsibility: Carla Kaplan
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-478) and index
Subject Headings: Harlem (New York, N.Y.) Intellectual life 20th century African Americans New York (State) New York Intellectual life 20th century Women, White New York (State) New York Intellectual life 20th century African American intellectuals New York (State) New York Biography Women, White New York (State) New York Biography Harlem Renaissance History
Topical Term: African Americans
Women, White
African American intellectuals
Women, White
Harlem Renaissance
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Jun 04, 2014
  • cash12345 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book provides very interesting details on the motivations and intentions of the white women who supported the Harlem Renaissance writers. Nancy Cunard, Charlotte Osgood Mason and Josephine Schuyler are among those featured plus more women who are lesser known.

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