This three-volume set includes entries on the major topics, authors and works of the period of the Harlem Renaissance, complete with reprinted full-text literary criticism. Volume one features an introduction to the Harlem Renaissance, written by Trudier Harris-Lopez, a ted scholar in the field, a descriptive chrology of events and entries on five major topics related to the movement. Volumes two and three include 33 entries on the major literary figures and their works from the period. These entries include a biographical/critical introduction, a complete bibliography of the author's works and full-text reprinted criticism about the author or individual works. The set also includes author, title and subject indexes; a diverse selection of photographs; primary source documents from the period; and sidebars that offer social and historical context to complement author and topic entries.