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Rough Amusements: The Story of A'Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance's Down-Low Culture By Ben Neihart, Rough Amusements The True Story of A Lelia Walker Jul , Rough Amusements The True Story of A Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance s Down Low Culture Ben Neihart on FREE shipping on qualifying offers From acclaimed novelist Ben Neihart, a vibrant portrait of gay Harlem s most memorable diva A Lelia Walker When A Lelia Walker died in after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate cake Rough Amusements The Story of A Lelia Walker, Patroness Rough Amusements book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers From acclaimed novelist Ben Neihart, a vibrant portrait of gay Harl Rough Amusements The True Story of A Lelia Walker Apr , About Rough Amusements When A Lelia Walker died in after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate cake washed down with champagne, it marked the end of one of the most striking social careers in New York s history. Rough Amusements The True Story of A Lelia Walker Their unbuttoned revels also reflected a burgeoning trade in sex, and Neihart uses another partygoer, a down low crossdresser given to rough amusements named Jennie June, as a mouthpiece to explore the growth of prostitution and casual sex in New York City, in particular its relation to sports. Rough Amusements by Ben Neihart AbeBooks Rough Amusements The True Story of A Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance s Down Low Culture by Ben Neihart and a great selection of related Rough Amusements by Ben Neihart OverDrive Rakuten In Rough Amusements, third in Bloomsbury s Urban Historicals series, Neihart takes us into the heart of A Lelia s world gay Harlem in the s In tracing its cultural antecedents, he delves into the sexual subculture of nineteenth century New York, exploring mixed race prostitution the bachelorization of New York society French Balls the

  • Title: Rough Amusements: The Story of A'Lelia Walker, Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance's Down-Low Culture
  • Author: Ben Neihart
  • ISBN: 9781582342856
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From acclaimed novelist Ben Neihart, a vibrant portrait of gay Harlem s most memorable diva A Lelia Walker.When A Lelia Walker died in 1931 after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate cake washed down with champagne, it marked the end of one of the most striking social careers in New York s history The daughter of rags to riches multi millionaire Madame C.J Walker From acclaimed novelist Ben Neihart, a vibrant portrait of gay Harlem s most memorable diva A Lelia Walker.When A Lelia Walker died in 1931 after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate cake washed down with champagne, it marked the end of one of the most striking social careers in New York s history The daughter of rags to riches multi millionaire Madame C.J Walker the washerwoman who marketed the most successful straightening technique for African American hair , A Lelia was America s first black poor little rich girl, using her inheritance to throw elaborate, celebrity packed parties in her Westchester Mansion and her 136th Street would be salon, Dark Tower.In Rough Amusements, third in Bloomsbury s Urban Historicals series, Neihart takes us into the heart of A Lelia s world gay Harlem in the 1920s In tracing its cultural antecedents, he delves into the sexual subculture of nineteenth century New York, exploring mixed race prostitution the bachelorization of New York society French Balls the most sophisticated forum for testing the boundaries of urban sexual behavior and The Slide New York s most depraved nineteenth century bar Using A Lelia s lavish parties as a jumping off point, Neihart traces the line connecting Davy Crockett s world without women to Walt Whitman s boundless love of beautiful men to A Lelia s cultivation of the racial, social, and sexual risk that defined the Harlem Renaissance.
    Rough Amusements The Story of A Lelia Walker Patroness of the Harlem Renaissance s Down Low Culture From acclaimed novelist Ben Neihart a vibrant portrait of gay Harlem s most memorable diva A Lelia Walker When A Lelia Walker died in after a midnight snack of lobster and chocolate cake washed

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