Popular Fronts Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics, 1935-46
- List Price: $39.95
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
- Publish date: 05/01/1999
- ISBN: 9780252024405
- ISBN10: 0252024400
A dynamic reappraisal of a critical moment in American cultural history, Popular Fronts includes a major reassessment of the politics of Richard Wright's critical reputation, a provocative reading of class conflict in Gwendolyn Brooks's poem "A Street in Bronzeville", and in-depth examinations of the institutions that comprised Chicago's black cultural renaissance: the Chicago Defender, the period's leading black newspaper; Negro Story, the first magazine devoted to publishing short stories by and about black Americans; and the WPA-sponsored South Side Community Arts Center.