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Rudolph Fisher: Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter

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Rudolph Fisher : Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter. / Munby, Jonathan.

A History of the Harlem Renaissance. ed. / Rachel Farebrother; Miriam Thaggert. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2021. p. 252-268.

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Munby, J 2021, Rudolph Fisher: Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter. in R Farebrother & M Thaggert (eds), A History of the Harlem Renaissance. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 252-268. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656313.015

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Munby, J. (2021). Rudolph Fisher: Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter. In R. Farebrother, & M. Thaggert (Eds.), A History of the Harlem Renaissance (pp. 252-268). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656313.015

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Munby J. Rudolph Fisher: Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter. In Farebrother R, Thaggert M, editors, A History of the Harlem Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2021. p. 252-268 https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108656313.015

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Munby, Jonathan. / Rudolph Fisher : Renaissance Man and Harlem's Interpreter. A History of the Harlem Renaissance. editor / Rachel Farebrother ; Miriam Thaggert. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2021. pp. 252-268

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