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The Negro Renaissance: Harlem and Chicago Flowerings

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Power of Black Music: Interpreting its History from Africa to the United States

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195109757
eISBN:
9780199853243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109757.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

The flowerings of the Negro Renaissance in Harlem (1917–1935) and Chicago (1935–1950) were initiated by Pan Africanism, which speculates that black people share an origin and a heritage, that the ... More


Harlem from Hampton

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The second chapter analyzes Davis’s literary style and intellectual agenda during the New Negro Renaissance. It shows how Davis, along with his good friend Sterling Brown, aimed to endow the poor ... More


The Great War and the New Negro Politics of Gender

Mark Whalan

in The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032061
eISBN:
9780813039015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter evaluates how the Great War modified the perceptions of gender. This chapter looks into the changing perceptions of gender that dominated during wartime. During the war period, the ... More


The Negro Renaissance: Harlem and Chicago Flowerings

Samuel A. Floyd

in The Black Chicago Renaissance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037023
eISBN:
9780252094392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037023.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the “Negro Renaissance” in Harlem and Chicago was spawned by Pan-Africanism, which suggests the belief that black people all over the world share an origin and a heritage, ... More


Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial Reinvention: The Old Negro in New Negro Art

Phoebe Wolfskill

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041143
eISBN:
9780252099700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley’s approach ... More


It Don’t Mean a Thing: The Blues Mask of Modernism

Kevin Young

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The rise of modernism coincided with the emergence and reach of the blues. This chapter explores the influence of blues music on modernism, focusing on the importance, intricacies, and intimacies of ... More


The Harlem Renaissance Novel

Zita Nunes

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on American novels written during the Harlem Renaissance, a period of unprecedented artistic production spanning the early 1920s and the mid-1930s. Also known as the Negro ... More


At the Feet of Dessalines: Performing Haiti's Revolution during the New Negro Renaissance

Clare Corbould

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Black Americans and how they expended a remarkable amount of energy describing the history, culture, and current conditions of people in the nearby republic of Haiti. Their ... More


Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Shannon King

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479811274
eISBN:
9781479866915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Harlem of the early twentieth century was more than just the stage upon which black intellectuals, poets and novelists, and painters and jazz musicians created the New Negro Renaissance. It was ... More


Coming of Age during Jim Crow

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter traces Davis’s social and intellectual influences in the first third of his life, from 1902 to 1931. In 1902, Davis was born into a relatively affluent black family in Washington, ... More


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