Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance

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May 13, 2013
Miss Anne in Harlem is the first book to tell the vibrant sto­ry of this small band of white women — many of whom hailed from New York’s high­est social ech­e­lons, many of them Jew­ish — who became patrons of and roman­tic par­tic­i­pants in the Harlem Renais­sance. In this for­mi­da­ble work, part social his­to­ry, part group biog­ra­phy, esteemed schol­ar Car­la Kaplan sets out to dis­cov­er who Miss Anne was and under­stand her, often mis­un­der­stood, choic­es. Miss Anne in Harlem remaps the land­scape of 1920’s, writ­ing Miss Anne back into the inter­ra­cial his­to­ry of the Harlem Renais­sance and illus­trat­ing how she changes our per­cep­tion of a his­tor­i­cal moment. 

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