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Johnson, James Weldon 1871-1938

Overview
Works: 819 works in 2,304 publications in 3 languages and 58,215 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography  Music  Fiction  Biographies  History  Literature  Songs  Spirituals (Songs) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Translator, Lyricist, Narrator, Other, Composer, Librettist, Creator, Performer, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Compiler, Contributor, Correspondent
Classifications: PS3519.O2625, 811.52
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Most widely held works about James Weldon Johnson
 
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Most widely held works by James Weldon Johnson
God's trombones : seven negro sermons in verse by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

89 editions published between 1927 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven sermons in verse inspired by memories of sermons by black preachers heard by Mr. Johnson in childhood
The book of American Negro poetry by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

75 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the Spanish-American War featuring adventurer Ben Tyler, an Arizona horse dealer. Just as he arrives in Cuba with a shipment of guns and horses, war breaks out. To get his money, he is sucked into fighting between Spain, the U.S. and Cuban revolutionaries seeking independence from both
The autobiography of an ex-colored man by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

94 editions published between 1912 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, the first Black executive secretary of the NAACP, offers a fictionalized account of his life and looks at the consequences of denying one's heritage
American poetry : the twentieth century( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 well-known American poets, including Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Robert Frost, and Wallace Stevens
The autobiography of an ex-coloured man by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

90 editions published between 1912 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influential fictional study of a Negro who decides to pass for white. First published, anonymously, in 1912
Black Manhattan by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

63 editions published between 1930 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>In this classic work, first published in 1930, James Weldon Johnson, one of the leading lights of the Harlem Renaissance, combined the skills of the historian, social scientist, and the reporter to trace the New York black experience from the earliest settlements on Chatham Square during the pre-revolutionary period to the triumphant achievements of Harlem in the 1920s. But <I>Black Manhattan</I> is by no means simply history; It illuminates Johnson and his contributions to both black literature and black organizations; it provides us with an intimate account of the black theatrical and musical world of which Johnson had been a part; and it raises searching questions about the black people's struggle to find their identity. <I>Black Manhattan</I> remains one of the essential books on the black American experience, losing none of its resonance and value after many decades.</Div>
The Books of American Negro spirituals : including The book of American Negro spirituals and the second book of Negro spirituals by James Weldon Johnson( )

65 editions published between 1925 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Creation by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in English and held by 1,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poem based on the story of creation from the first book of the Bible
Lift every voice and sing by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

15 editions published between 1920 and 2019 in English and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the song that has come to be considered the African American national anthem
Writings : the autobiography of an ex-colored man ; Along this way ; New York Age editorials ; Selected essays ; Black Manhattan ; Selected poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of works by the African-American writer includes the author's modernist novel "The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man," as well as a selection of his essays, topical editorials from the New York Age, and poetry and lyrics, including "God's Trombones."
The book of American Negro poetry : chosen and edited, with an essay on the Negro's creative genius by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

27 editions published between 1922 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 31 representative poets in this anthology of 177 works inspired the Harlem Renaiisance generation to establish firmly an African-American literary tradition in the United States
Negro Americans, what now? by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

23 editions published between 1934 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lift ev'ry voice and sing by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated version of the song that has come to be considered the African American national anthem
Children's literature for dramatization : an anthology by Geraldine Brain Siks( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic stories and verse are collected for performance by children
Fifty years & other poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

27 editions published between 1917 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the stately nationalist anthems and whimsical "jingles and croons" that open and close this book is a sequence of lamentations about loss, betrayal, failure, and isolation, culminating in a poem about lynching. The sequence --"O, Southland!," "The Black Mammy," "Father, Father Abraham," "Fragment," "The White Witch," and "Mother Night"--Ends with the highly stylized "Brothers," in which a victim is burned to death. Fifty Years and Other Poems (1917) was the first book of poetry published by James Weldon Johnson. The book collected poetry that Johnson had been writing since his years as a student at Atlanta University. Lynching was a frequent theme in Johnson's prolific work, including in his famous novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man. Johnson was not only an€author and poet, but also a€politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights€activist. He is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore. He is also the lyricist of what is often called the "African American National Anthem": "Lift Every Voice and Sing."
The selected writings of James Weldon Johnson by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book of American Negro spirituals by James Weldon Johnson( )

28 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In two elegant and masterly prefaces, James Weldon Johnson discusses the origin and history of more than 120 of the most significant spirituals known. Favorites like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot," "Deep River," and "Go Down, Moses" are arranged for voice and piano by his brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and considered within their African tradition
Saint Peter relates an incident : selected poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complete poems by James Weldon Johnson( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete poems of twentieth-century African-American author James Weldon Johnson, including all the poems from his three published works, as well as a number of previously unpublished poems
God's trombones by Gordon Myers( )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The book of American Negro poetryThe autobiography of an ex-colored manAmerican poetry : the twentieth centuryThe autobiography of an ex-coloured manBlack ManhattanThe Books of American Negro spirituals : including The book of American Negro spirituals and the second book of Negro spiritualsThe CreationLift every voice and sing
Alternative Names
James W. Johnson

James Weldon Johnson

James Weldon Johnson Amerikaans schrijver (1871-1938)

James Weldon Johnson amerikansk poet och författare

James Weldon Johnson amerikansk poet og skribent

James Weldon Johnson scrittore e poeta statunitense

James Weldon Johnson US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Diplomat, Kritiker, Zeitungsgründer und -herausgeber

Johnson, J. W.

Johnson, J. W. 1871-1938

Johnson, J. W. 1871-1938 (James Weldon)

Johnson, J. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938

Johnson, James W.

Johnson, James W. 1871-1938

Johnson James Weldon

Johnson, James William 1871-1938

Johnson, Jas. W. 1871-1938

Johnson, Jas. W. (James Weldon), 1871-1938

Weldon Johnson, James

Weldon Johnson, James 1871-1938

Джеймс Уэлдон Джонсон

Ҷеймс Уелдон Ҷонсон

ג'יימס ולדון ג'ונסון

جيمس جونسون

جیمز ولتون جانسون

존슨, 제임스 웰든 1871-1938

ジェームズ・ウェルドン・ジョンソン

詹姆斯·韦尔登·约翰逊

Languages
English (786)

German (2)

Italian (1)