Miss Anne In Harlem: The White Women Of The Black Renaissance

Paperback | September 2, 2014

byCarla Kaplan

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Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan’s cultural biography, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, focuses on white women, collectively called “Miss Anne,” who became Harlem Renaissance insiders.
 
The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation, and passion—with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too enthusiastically could be ostracized.
 
Miss Anne in Harlem focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women, some from Manhattan high society, many Jewish, who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem.
 
Ethnic and gender studies professor Carla Kaplan brings the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance to life with vivid prose, extensive research, and period photographs.

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Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan’s cultural biography, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, focuses on white women, collectively called “Miss Anne,” who became Harlem Renaissance insiders. The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation, and passion—with Harlem at the epicenter. White men coul...

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Winner, Julia Ward Howe PrizeNew York Times Notable BookPublishers Weekly, "Ten Best" Books of 2013NPR, "Best of 2013"Los Angeles Times bestseller"Must Read" Book, Massachusetts Book AwardsNew York City in the Jazz Age was host to a pulsating artistic and social revolution. Uptown, an unprecedented explosion in black music, literature,...

Carla Kaplan is an award-winning professor and writer who holds the Stanton W. and Elisabeth K. Davis Distinguished Professorship in American Literature at Northeastern University. She is the author ofThe Erotics of TalkandZora Neale Hurston: A Life in Letters. A recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, Kaplan has been a fellow in residen...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.12 inPublished:September 2, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060882379

ISBN - 13:9780060882372

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