American Modernism, 1914-1945 (Research Guide to American by George Parker Anderson

By George Parker Anderson

American Modernism: 1914-1945 covers American literature throughout the time of battle and melancholy within the first 1/2 the twentieth century. This new examine advisor brings this significant literary interval to existence, supplying scholars with thoughts for learning and writing.

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Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1995). Contextualizes the Harlem Renaissance within a broader, pluralistic cultural context, focusing on interracial exchange, nationalism, and the genesis of literary Modernism. indd 31 4/6/10 9:23:13 AM 32 American Modernism, 1914–1945 Sharon L. : Greenwood Press, 2002). A comprehensive overview of Harlem Renaissance history and aesthetics focusing on how Fauset, Hurston, and Dorothy West resist race, class, and gender oppression and how their work defies reductive categorizations.

Entry into World War I. indd 28 4/6/10 9:23:13 AM African American Literature and the Harlem Renaissance 29 America struggled with problems of poverty, literacy, and self-definition in the urge toward fully realized citizenship and fully respected humanity; the writers of the Renaissance chronicled and debated the progress and setbacks in this ongoing struggle. ” Included in the issue were writers such as Du Bois and the multifaceted James Weldon Johnson. There were poems by Anne Spencer, Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay, Cane (1923) author Jean Toomer, Angelina Grimke, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes.

General Douglas MacArthur and his second in command, Major Dwight D. Eisenhower, used troops, tanks, and tear gas to drive the veterans from the city and destroy their encampments. The spectacle of the army routing former soldiers further damaged the reputation of the already unpopular Hoover. C. in May 1933, the new president sent his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, to meet with its leaders. Although no specific legislation was enacted for the veterans, many of them found employment in the Civilian Conservation Corps, one of several major “New Deal” programs—including the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, and the Tennessee Valley Authority—passed in the first one hundred days of the Roosevelt administration to provide immediate relief to those in need.

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