Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan’s cultural biography, Miss
Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, focuses on white
women, collectively called “Miss Anne,” who became Harlem Renaissance insiders.
The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom,
experimentation, and passion—with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go
uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too
enthusiastically could be ostracized.
Miss Anne in Harlem focuses on six of the
unconventional, free-thinking women, some from Manhattan high society, many
Jewish, who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part
of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem.
Ethnic and gender studies professor Carla Kaplan brings the
interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance to life with vivid prose and
extensive research. Download and start listening now!