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The Concept of the New Negro and the Realities of Black Culture

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the meaning of the ubiquitous notion of a “New Negro” which appears periodically in postbellum American society. Most scholars have failed to penetrate the rich and varied ... More


New Abolition Bishops

Gary Dorrien

in The New Abolition: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300205602
eISBN:
9780300216332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205602.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Reverdy C. Ransom and Alexander Walters were prominent founders of the black social gospel, alike in eloquence, influence, productivity, protest militancy, and rising to bishop’s chairs respectively ... More


A New Negro from the Old South

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Henderson came to New York City in 1920 on the threshold of the Harlem Renaissance, an era in which the “New Negro”, as defined by writer Alain Locke, would create a new era of African American ... More


New Negroes Forging a New World

Davarian L. Baldwin

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book investigates the Harlem Renaissance in the United States from a new vantage point in an attempt to challenge and expand our understanding of the New Negro experience. Alongside a wider ... More


The Church and the Negro Spirit

Josef Sorett

in Spirit in the Dark: A Religious History of Racial Aesthetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199844937
eISBN:
9780190606640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844937.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter offers an extended portrait of a persistent pairing—of church and spirit—that appeared in so much of black writing during the 1920s. Special attention is paid to several of the texts ... More


The New Negro (1923–1926)

James Davis

in Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the advancement of Walrond's career into mainstream literature, due both to white patronage and the extensive support of the Negro community. The New Negro movement had played ... More


African American Militancy in the World War II South: Another Perspective

Harvard Sitkoff

in Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125831
eISBN:
9780813135526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125831.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses African American militancy during the Second World War. It focuses mostly on the militancy efforts of Afro-Americans in the South. It shows that many of those African Americans ... More


Caribbean New York

Tammy L. Brown

in City of Islands: Caribbean Intellectuals in New York

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462265
eISBN:
9781626746435
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462265.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter provides an overview of Caribbean New York from the advent of the “New Negro” in 1920s Harlem through the rise of cultural pluralism as a democratic value in local politics in 1980s ... More


The Tight Cocoon: Class, Culture, and the New Negro

Barbara Foley

in Jean Toomer: Race, Repression, and Revolution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038440
eISBN:
9780252096327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038440.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at how Toomer was more intimately involved with the New Negro Movement than he was able to acknowledge in his early 1920s correspondence with white modernists. Toomer was ... More


Blasphemy and the New Negro: Black Christs, “Livid Tongues”

Steve Pinkerton

in Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190627560
eISBN:
9780190627584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190627560.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter shows how Alain Locke’s New Negro anthology and the works of Harlem’s self-styled “Niggeratti”—including Richard Bruce Nugent, Wallace Thurman, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston ... More


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