Home to Harlem Setting & Symbolism

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Harlem, Harlem NY

Harlem is the northern part of Manhattan in New York City. Harlem is Jake's adopted hometown. It is an urban area full of cabarets, gambling houses and buffet flats. Jake is eager to return to Harlem after being in Europe during the war.

The Congo

The Congo is the name of a cabaret in Harlem. At the Congo, Jake meets the singer Rose, who becomes his lover. The Congo does not admit curious white people and is known for its strongly African atmosphere.

The Baltimore

The Baltimore is a cabaret in Harlem, where Jake meets his beloved brown woman. This is a cabaret that is popular with both black and white people. For a long time it is closed due to the action of the vice squad.

Yallers, High Yallers, Octoroon, Quadroon

Yallers, high yallers, octoroons and quadroons are terms that refer to Negros that...

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