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Ordinary Lives in New York: Harlem in 1920s and 1930s Inspired Novelist Claude McKay

Harlem reminded novelist Claude McKay of his youth in Jamaica, says History's Winston James. McKay immediately fell in love with Harlem and from then on he depicted Harlem in a loving and romantic way, primarily writing about the lives of ordinary people.

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Published: Feb 20, 2002
Last modified:Jan 29, 2004