By: DOLINAR, BRIAN (EDITOR).
University of Illinois Press, Urbana and Chicago: 2013.:
Seller ID: 84801X1
Condition: Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book.
An extraordinary document of the African American experience A major document of African American participation in the struggles of the Depression, The Negro in Illinois was produced by a special division of the Illinois Writers' Project, one of President Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration programs. The Federal Writers' Project helped to sustain "New Negro" artists during the 1930s and gave them a newfound social consciousness that is reflected in their writing. Headed by Harlem Renaissance poet Arna Bontemps and white proletarian writer Jack Conroy, The Negro in Illinois empl... View More...