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Smythe, Mabel M. (Mabel Murphy)

Overview
Works: 44 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 9,828 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Religious fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3515.U274, 813.5
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Most widely held works about Mabel M Smythe
 
Most widely held works by Mabel M Smythe
The black American reference book by Mabel M Smythe( Book )

13 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An African treasury : articles, essays, stories, poems by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an anthology gathered by Langston Hughes to share his interest in native African writing with the world. It is but a small sampling, but carefully chosen for their entertainment value, how moving they were, the possible instruction they could give, and above all, readability
Famous American Negroes by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the lives of seventeen outstanding black people, illustrated with photographs
The new Nigerian elite by Hugh H Smythe( Book )

22 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of jazz by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to jazz, focusing on its historical development and its most famous performers
I wonder as I wander : an autobiographical journey by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In I Wonder as I Wander, Langston Hughes vividly recalls the most dramatic and intimate moments of his life in the turbulent 1930s. His wanderlust leads him to Cuba, Haiti, Russia, Soviet Central Asia, Japan, Spain (during its Civil War), through dictatorships, wars, revolutions. He meets and brings to life the famous and the humble, from Arthur Koestler to Emma, the Black Mammy of Moscow. It is the continuously amusing, wise revelation of an American writer journeying around the often strange and always exciting world he loves
Not without laughter by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1930 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a Black family's attempts to deal with life in a small Kansas town
The first book of rhythms by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses various rhythms, their origins, and how rhythms come from movement
Tambourines to glory : a novel by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laura Reed and Essie Belle Johnson, two attractive Harlem tenement women with time on their hands and no jobs, decide to start their own gospel church on a street corner. Laura wishes to make money; Essie honestly desires to help people. "Money! I sure wish I had some. Say, Essie, why don't you and me start a church like Mother Bradley's? We ain't doing nothing else useful, and it would beat Home Relief. You sing good. I'll preach. We'll both take up collection and split it." "What denomination we gonna' be?" asked Essie, amused at the idea. "Start our own denomination, then we won't be beholding to nobody else." Laura and Essie are successful beyond their fondest dreams. They are joined by Birdie Lee, the little old lady trap drummer who can work the congregation to a feverish pitch, and by Deacon Grow-For-Day, impassioned confessor. In no time they have moved to a converted theater with a thousand seats and their names in lights on the marquee. Then, to tempt Laura, the serpent appears in the form of Big-Eyed Buddy, handsome front man for a numbers ring with designs on the temple, and the serenity of this Garden of Eden is shaken until Sister Essie and Birdie Lee return it to the Rock of Comfort. The author says, "Tambourines to Glory is an urban folk tale set against a background of colorful independent, unorthodox churches which have sprung up all over Harlem in the last decade. It is in no sense an attack on organized religion, or on cults as such, but is a fictional exposé of certain ways in which religion is misused in large city communities today by various types of unscrupulous leaders who might be called 'gospel racketeers,' preying upon the gullibility of simple people."--Dust jacket
A pictorial history of the Negro in America by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of wonder by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of lyric poems by a well-known American Negro poet
One-way ticket by Langston Hughes( Book )

3 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of Africa by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, natural and human resources with the white man's role in African development and his influence on modern African states and their problems. Grades 5-7
Simple stakes a claim by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sweet flypaper of life by Roy DeCarava( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the eyes of the grandmotherly Sister Mary Bradley, this is a heartwarming description of life in Harlem
The first book of Negroes by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This famous Negro poet tells of the life and culture of the negro people in Africa and America through the story of the experiences of a little negro boy who lives in New York
Masters of the dew by Jacques Roumain( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roumain, Haiti's most-famous author, tells how Manuel returns to his village, where he helps his people find water for their drought-stricken fields and raises awareness of their power in solidarity against those who exploit their labor
Simple takes a wife by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of the West Indies by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montage of a dream deferred by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Haith, Mabel M. Smythe

Haith, Mabel M. Smythe (Mabel Murphy Smythe)

Murphy, Mabel Hancock

Smythe, Mabel M.

Smythe, Mabel M. 1918-...

Languages
English (60)