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The Black Experience in the British Empire, 1680–1810

Philip D. Morgan

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume II: The Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205630
eISBN:
9780191676710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205630.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

During the ‘long’ 18th century, the black presence in the British Empire assumed formidable proportions. Between 1680 and 1810, the Empire’s black population rose elevenfold. Although most Africans ... More


Race, Slavery, and the Revolt of the Black Athlete

Abraham Iqbal Khan

in Curt Flood in the Media: Baseball, Race, and the Demise of the Activist Athlete

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031380
eISBN:
9781621032564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031380.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the ways in which Flood’s case might have resonated within a social and political imagination that was deeply racialized and unapologetically committed to a world-making project ... More


‘Death to any one that puts his foot in No Man[’s] Land’: ‘Afromodernist’ Reimagining and Aesthetic Experimentation in Horace Pippin’s World War I Manuscripts and Paintings

Celeste-Marie Bernier

in Afromodernisms: Paris, Harlem and the Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748646401
eISBN:
9780748684410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748646401.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter analyzes the experienced and representative significance of World War I to the work of African American artists and writers who rejoined the civilian population following the end of the ... More


The World and the “Jar”: Jackie Kay and the Feminist Locations of the African Diaspora

Samantha Pinto

in Difficult Diasporas: The Transnational Feminist Aesthetic of the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814759486
eISBN:
9780814789360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814759486.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on Jackie Kay's Bessie Smith—a biographical contemplation of the blues singer mixed with a memoir of the author's relationship to Smith's image and recordings. As an amalgam of ... More


Post-Blackness and All of the Black Americas

Heather D. Russell

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter asks what counts as “black experience” by focusing on Touré’s claim that Caribbean people of African descent lack cultural understanding about and interest in the black experience in ... More


Harlem in Montmartre: A Paris Jazz Story between the Great Wars

William Shack

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225374
eISBN:
9780520925694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225374.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

During the years between the world wars, a small but dynamic community of African American jazz musicians left the United States and settled in Paris, creating a vibrant expatriate music scene and ... More


The Long Road Home

Erin Aubry Kaplan

in The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169349
eISBN:
9780231538503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169349.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter critiques the rhetoric of post-blackness as being universalizing, reducing institutional and structural realities facing African Americans into an abstract concept that streamlines black ... More


Walter Mosley, Socratic Method, and the Black Atlantic

Keith Hughes

in Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730883
eISBN:
9781604733358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter draws on Paul Gilroy’s notion of the “black Atlantic” as a means of examining the cultural hybridity of the Socrates Fortlow series, arguing that Walter Mosley’s “narratives tap into a ... More


Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina's Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era

Richard M. Reid

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831748
eISBN:
9781469602264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837276_reid
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

More than 5,000 North Carolina slaves escaped from their white owners to serve in the Union army during the Civil War. This book explores the stories of black soldiers from four regiments raised in ... More


Heirs of These Dead Heroes: African Americans and the Battle for Memory

Barbara A. Gannon

in The Won Cause: Black and White Comradeship in the Grand Army of the Republic

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834527
eISBN:
9781469603124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877708_gannon.9
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes how African American veterans' associations, their auxiliaries, their sons and daughters, and other elements of the African American GAR circle fought the efforts of those who ... More


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