The Academy of American Poets: Langston Hughes
The Academy of American Poets was founded in 1934 to support American poets at all stages of their careers and to foster the appreciation of contemporary poetry. The Academy maintains this lively and comprehensive poetry Web site.
Langston Hughes's The Sweet and Sour Animal Book
Who Was Langston Hughes? An essay by Eric J. Sundquist
The Langston Hughes Review
Two of several curriculum units in Afro-American Autobiography from the Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute:
Langston Hughes: Artist and Historian The objectives of this curriculum unit are to teach students: multicultural perspectives on race and law; how to use the pen as a weapon of justice through examining the poetry of Langston Hughes; and to develop an appreciation for art based on aesthetic and educational significance.
The Harlem Renaissance
Harlem: 1900 - 1940, An African American Community
A history education portfolio produced by the Educational Programs unit of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York Public Library. This package has been developed to stimulate a desire to discover the fascinating history of a unique community, Harlem.
African American Odyssey
PAL: Perspectives in American Literature: A Research and Reference Guide
I'll Make Me a World: A Century of African American Arts
Online Newshour Forum: The Harlem Renaissance
The Harlem Renaissance: A Selected Bibliography from the Chicago Public Library
Women, work and race
A project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning of the City University of New York and the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. history survey courses, this site offers teaching materials and archived forums. Three first-person documents of interest at this site are:
"We Are Literally Slaves: An Early Twentieth-Century Black Nanny Sets the Record Straight"
"Experiences of a 'Hired Girl:' An Early Twentieth-Century Domestic Worker Speaks Out"
"Sadie's Servant Room Blues:" 1920s Domestic Work in Song
The Bronx Slave Market
Berry, Faith. Langston Hughes: Before and Beyond Harlem, Citadel Press, 1992.
Cooper, Floyd. Coming Home: From the Life of Langston Hughes, Philomel Books, 1994. (For children)
Dace, Tish, ed. Langston Hughes: The Contemporary Reviews, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
Ostrom, Hans. Langston Hughes: A Study of the Short Fiction, Boston: Twayne, 1993.
Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume 1: 1902 - 1941: I, Too, Sing America, Oxford University Press, 1986.
Rampersad, Arnold. The Life of Langston Hughes, Volume 2: 1941 - 1967: I Dream a World, Oxford University Press, 1988.
Trotman, C. James, editor. Langston Hughes: The Man, His Art, and His Continuing Influence (Critical Studies in Black Life and Culture), Garland Publishing, 1995.
The Harlem Renaissance
Driskell, David C., editor. Harlem Renaissance: Art of Black America, Abradale Press, 1994.
Lewis, David Levering, editor. The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader, Penguin USA, 1995.
Lewis, David Levering. When Harlem Was in Vogue, Penguin, 1997.
Watson, Steven. The Harlem Renaissance: Hub of African-American Culture, 1920 - 1930 (Circles of the Twentieth Century Series, No. 1), Pantheon Books, 1996.
Women, work and race
Chang, Grace and Mimi Abramovitz. Disposable Domestics: Immigrant Women Workers in the Global Economy, Consortium Book, 2000.
Childress, Alice. Like One of the Family: Conversations from a Domestic's Life (Black Women Writers Series), Beacon Pr., 1986.
Chin, Christine B. N. In Service and Servitude, Columbia University Press, 1998.
Clark-Lewis, Elizabeth and Deborah Baker (Editor). Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics and the Great Migration, Kodansha International, 1996.
Dill, Bonnie Thornton. Across the Boundries of Race and Class: An Exploration of Work and Family Among Black Female Domestic Servants (Studies in African American History), Garland Pub., 1994.
Palmer, Phyllis M. Domesticity and Dirt: Housewives and Domestic Servants in the United States, 1920-1945 (Women in the Political Economy), Temple University Press, 1991.
Romero, Mary. Maid in the U.S.A. (Perspectives on Gender), Routledge, 1992.
Tucker, Susan. Telling Memories Among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South, Louisiana State Univ. Pr., 1988.
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