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New Negro Politics from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

Gene Andrew Jarrett

in Representing the Race: A New Political History of African American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743386
eISBN:
9780814743874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores politics in literature, interpreting New Negro politics as a paradigm. New Negro politics accounts for a cultural formation that sought to overcome the prevailing theme that ... More


“A Story Written on Her Face”: Pauline Hopkins’s Unmaking of the Inherited Character of Race

James B. Salazar

in Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741306
eISBN:
9780814786536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741306.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the vexed role played by the rhetoric of character in articulating the physiognomic taxonomies of racial science but also in mobilizing challenges to the corporeal schemas of ... More


“One for Whom Bread—Food—Is Not Enough”: Beneatha Younger, Uplift Ideology, and Intellectual Freedom

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter offers a reading of Lorraine Hansberry's 1959 play A Raisin in the Sun, arguing that it foregrounds the necessity for racial uplift ideology in the Younger family's pursuit of the ... More


“Ghost(s) in the House!”: Black Subjectivity and Howard Sackler’s <i>The Great White Hope</i>

Carol Bunch Davis

in Prefiguring Postblackness: Cultural Memory, Drama, and the African American Freedom Struggle of the 1960s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496802989
eISBN:
9781496803023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802989.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the interplay of cultural memory and black subjectivity in Howard Sackler's 1967 play, The Great White Hope, by considering Rashid Johnson's 2006 photograph, Self Portrait ... More


Ethics in a World of Bad Faith

Terrence L. Johnson

in Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195383980
eISBN:
9780199897469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383980.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter Six places Du Bois’s revised Talented Tenth as an extension of tragic soul-life. In this context, the Talented Tenth is a pragmatic model of how to exercise soul-beauty—the moral practices of ... More


Not Alms but Opportunity: The Urban League and the Politics of Racial Uplift, 1910-1950

Toure F. Reed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832233
eISBN:
9781469605708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888544_reed
Subject:
History, African-American History

Illuminating the class issues that shaped the racial uplift movement, this book explores the ideology and policies of the national, New York, and Chicago Urban Leagues during the first half of the ... More


Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Cheryl D. Hicks

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. ... More


The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Adam Ewing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157795
eISBN:
9781400852444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887–1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had ... More


Appreciate the Noble and the Beautiful within Us: Ragging Uplift with Rhythmic Transgressions

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the Hotel Marshall musicians advanced new and transgressive approaches to racial politics and representations. Their visions of blackness saw beauty in the vernacular of ... More


Introduction

Lawrence Schenbeck

in Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the importance of the “racial uplift” ideology among African American musicians between 1878 and 1943. It explains that the racial uplift described a state of material and ... More


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