Loading, please wait...

product description page

Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance (Paperback) (Daniel Anderson)

Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance (Paperback) (Daniel Anderson) - image 1 of 1

About this item

During the African American cultural resurgence of the 1920s and 1930s, professional athletes shared the spotlight with artists and intellectuals. Negro League baseball teams played in New York City’s major-league stadiums and basketball clubs shared the bill with jazz bands at late night casinos. Yet sports rarely appear in the literature on the Harlem Renaissance. Although the black intelligentsia largely dismissed the popularity of sports, the press celebrated athletics as a means to participate in the debates of the day. A few prominent writers, such as Claude McKay and James Weldon Johnson, used sports in distinctive ways to communicate their vision of the Renaissance. Meanwhile, the writers of the Harlem press promoted sports with community consciousness, insightful analysis and a playful love of language, and argued for their importance in the fight for racial equality.
Number of Pages: 209
Genre: Sports + Recreation, History, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Sports, History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Daniel Anderson
Language: English
Street Date: March 16, 2017
TCIN: 51992972
UPC: 9781476665184
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-6710
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.

*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.