When Washington Was in Vogue – by Edward Christopher Williams (Paperback) Reviews


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When Washington Was Nearly lost after its anonymous publication in 1926 and only recently rediscovered When Washington Was in Vogue is an acclaimed love story written and set during the Harlem Renaissance. When bobbed-hair flappers were in vogue and Harlem was hopping Washington D.C. did its share of roaring too. Davy Carr a veteran of the Great War and a new arrival in the nations capital is welcomed into the drawing rooms of the citys Black elite. Through letters Davy regales an old friend in Harlem with his impressions of race politics and the state of Black America as well as his own experiences as an old-fashioned bachelor adrift in a world of alluring modern women — including sassy dark-skinned Caroline. With an introduction by Adam McKible and commentary by Emily Bernard this novel a timeless love story wonderfully enriched with the drama and style of one of the most hopeful moments in African American history is as delightful as it is significant (Essence). When Washington Was in Vogue – by