Harlem: Overview and History (Book Chapter)
In Cary D. Wintz and Paul Finkelman (Eds.), "Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance," New York: Routledge, October 2004
Larry A. Greene, Ph.D.
Department of History
Debate still rages among critics about the origins, scope, and legacy of the Harlem Renaissance. In 639 entries, this encyclopedia not only covers these and other expected aesthetic issues--literature, art, and music--but also the historical, political, and socioeconomic environment in which the movement took place.