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Economic and Social Uplift for Colored Women in the Harlem Renaissance Novels of Jessie Fauset

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Langston Hughes identifies Jessie Fauset as one of the midwives of the Harlem Renaissance. From 1924 to 1931 she published four novels where she created poor to middle class women characters. Fauset’s method of uplift offered hope and possibilities of increased social and financial status to colored women from, primarily, working-poor to middle-class backgrounds. The various lifestyles she drew painted techniques, usually with complications, that involved family, history, but most of all desire that worked to positively alter the lives of her Negro women. This presentation will discuss the economic conditions and options that some of her single women employed to change their lives.
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Jones, Regina. "Economic and Social Uplift for Colored Women in the Harlem Renaissance Novels of Jessie Fauset" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Sep 29, 2010 <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436032_index.html>

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Jones, R. V. , 2010-09-29 "Economic and Social Uplift for Colored Women in the Harlem Renaissance Novels of Jessie Fauset" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 95th Annual Convention, Raleigh Convention Center, Raleigh, North Carolina <Not Available>. 2014-11-27 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p436032_index.html

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Abstract: Langston Hughes identifies Jessie Fauset as one of the midwives of the Harlem Renaissance. From 1924 to 1931 she published four novels where she created poor to middle class women characters. Fauset’s method of uplift offered hope and possibilities of increased social and financial status to colored women from, primarily, working-poor to middle-class backgrounds. The various lifestyles she drew painted techniques, usually with complications, that involved family, history, but most of all desire that worked to positively alter the lives of her Negro women. This presentation will discuss the economic conditions and options that some of her single women employed to change their lives.


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