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Author Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967.
Title Letters from Langston : from the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and beyond / edited by Evelyn Louise Crawford and MaryLouise Patterson ; with a foreword by Robin D.G. Kelley.
Publication Info. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2016]
Open Library Cover
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Description xxxvi, 398 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note "A George Gund Foundation Book in African American Studies."
Consists of correspondence between Langston Hughes and four close leftist friends: Evelyn "Nebby" Graves Crawford, Matt N. Crawford, Louise Thompson Patterson, and William L. Patterson.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword / by Robin D.G. Kelley -- Introduction: The poet, the Crawfords, and the Pattersons. Part one: The tumultuous 1930s. Thank you and God for "The weary blues" : October 1930-January 1932 -- Moscow bound in Black and white : March 1932-February 1933 -- Horror in Scottsboro, Alabama, and war in Spain : May 1933-November 1937 -- A people's theatre in Harlem and Black anti-Fascism on the rise : January 1938-December 1939. Part two: The far-reaching 1940s. Early political repression : January 1940-November 1941 -- World War II and Black radical organizing : June 1942-July 1944 -- Ebb and Flow : to Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and back : July 1946-November 1949. Part three: The fearsome 1950s and the promising 1960s. McCarthyism at home, independence movements abroad : July 1950-December 1959 -- Civil rights, Black arts, and the people's poet : February 1960-August 1966.
Subject Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Correspondence.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Correspondence.
African American authors -- Correspondence.
African American communists -- Correspondence.
Added Author Crawford, Evelyn Louise, editor.
Patterson, MaryLouise, 1943- editor.
Patterson, William L. (William Lorenzo), 1890-1980.
Patterson, Louise Thompson, 1901-1999.
Crawford, Evelyn Graves
Crawford, Matt N.
Added Title Correspondence. Selections. (Crawford and Patterson)
From the Harlem Renaissance to the Red Scare and beyond
ISBN 9780520285330 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520285336 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520285347 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0520285344 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780520960862 (ebook)
0520960866 (ebook)
Standard No. 40025659994