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Smythe, Hugh H. (Hugh Heyne) 1913-1977

Overview
Works: 41 works in 86 publications in 1 language and 6,882 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Pictorial works  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Religious fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3515.U274, B
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Most widely held works by Hugh H Smythe
The new Nigerian elite by Hugh H Smythe( Book )

23 editions published between 1960 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of jazz by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to jazz, focusing on its historical development and its most famous performers
Educating the culturally disadvantaged child; principles and programs by Lester D Crow( Book )

9 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I wonder as I wander : an autobiographical journey by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 606 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 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a Black family's attempts to deal with life in a small Kansas town
Tambourines to glory : a novel by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 469 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 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of wonder by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 333 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

Simple stakes a claim by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 255 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
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 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

The big sea : an autobiography by Langston Hughes( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book chronicles the life of Hughes, who came of age early in the 1920s in the two great playgrounds of the decade: Harlem and Paris
Shakespeare in Harlem by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published between 1942 and 1945 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weary blues by Langston Hughes( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly ninety years after its first publication, this celebratory edition of The Weary Blues reminds us of the stunning achievement of Langston Hughes, who was just twenty-four at its first appearance. Beginning with the opening "Proem" (prologue poem)--"I am a Negro: / Black as the night is black, / Black like the depths of my Africa"--Hughes spoke directly, intimately, and powerfully of the experiences of African Americans at a time when their voices were newly being heard in our literature. As the legendary Carl Van Vechten wrote in a brief introduction to the original 1926 edition, "His cabaret songs throb with the true jazz rhythm; his sea-pieces ache with a calm, melancholy lyricism; he cries bitterly from the heart of his race. Always, however, his stanzas are subjective, personal," and, he concludes, they are the expression of "an essentially sensitive and subtly illusive nature." That illusive nature darts among these early lines and begins to reveal itself, with precocious confidence and clarity. In a new introduction to the work, the poet and editor Kevin Young suggests that Hughes from this very first moment is "celebrating, critiquing, and completing the American dream," and that he manages to take Walt Whitman's American "I" and write himself into it. We find here not only such classics as "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" and the great twentieth-century anthem that begins "I, too, sing America," but also the poet's shorter lyrics and fancies, which dream just as deeply. "Bring me all of your / Heart melodies," the young Hughes offers, "That I may wrap them / In a blue cloud-cloth / Away from the too-rough fingers / Of the world.""--
Subgroups of the new Nigerian elite by Hugh H Smythe( Book )

3 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing adequate health service to Negroes by Michael M Davis( Book )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hugh Smythe papers by Hugh H Smythe( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Papers covering Smythe's professional career centering upon research, writing, and university teaching in the fields of sociology and anthropology, with special emphasis on East Asian and African studies. Correspondence including that written about his fieldwork in Nigeria. Smythe's manuscripts for articles, books, book reviews, and speeches pertaining to Africa, Nigeria, Japan, and race relations in the United States. Preliminary data relates to Hugh and Mabel Smythe's book, THE NEW NIGERIAN ELITE (1960). Material relating to Smythe's professional interests and activities includes syllabi, bibliographies, and lecture notes pertaining to his teaching at Yamaguchi National University (Yamaguchi Daigaku) in Japan and Brooklyn College. Also included is material illustrating Smythe's extra-academic interests including United Nations affairs, Crossroads Africa, and civil rights activities. The papers of Mabel Smythe (Hugh Symthe's wife) include a scrapbook, manuscripts, and some correspondence. Of particular interest is her research material on segregation in education, which was used by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People legal staff in the 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education barring segregation in public schools. Also, manuscripts of articles and speeches, and some correspondence by W.E.B. Du Bois including "Economic Illiteracy," 1947, and "Race Relations in the U.S.," 1948
 
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Alternative Names
Hugh H. Smythe Amerikaans diplomaat (1913-1977)

Hugh Smythe diplomate américain

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Languages
English (61)