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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


Troubling the Pages of Historians: African American Intellectuals and Historical Writing in the Early Republic, 1817–1837

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores some of the earliest manifestations of textual historical production among African American intellectuals. Building on, as well as critically engaging, the work of Wilson ... More


Black Conservative Thought in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Danielle L. Wigins

in Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter considers the diversity that characterizes the African American intellectual community, focusing on black conservative thinkers' attacks on liberalism and their efforts to offer ... More


To Present a Just View of Our Origin: Creating An African American Historical Discourse, 1837–1850

Stephen G. Hall

in A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833056
eISBN:
9781469605364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899199_hall.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores more fully, and within the context of a period of rapidly changing ideas about black humanity, how African American intellectuals utilized history to challenge the consolidation ... More


The Ambivalence of Citizenship:: African-American Intellectuals in Search of Community

Kevin Gaines

in The Fractious Nation?: Unity and Division in Contemporary American Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220430
eISBN:
9780520936911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220430.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter shows that Blacks continue to provoke white fears of the unassimilable black fragment, and the special history of blacks in this country complicates the efforts of black intellectuals to ... More


Believing in Ethiopians

Maghan Keita

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses contributions of African American intellectuals to the debates inherent to Martin Bernal's controversial thesis on the origins of Western Classical Civilization. Pre‐dating ... More


“Civilization has met its Waterloo” The Great War, Race, and the Canon

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/9780813032061.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the initial responses of African American writers and intellectuals regarding the war. These writers, who were often subject to the severe circumscriptions of wartime sedition ... More


Fighting for the Future of the Race: Evolution for African American Pedagogues and Preachers

Jeffrey P. Moran

in American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes the ways in which antievolutionism led African Americans to examine more carefully the character and future of their race. It examines the impact of antievolutionism on African ... More


Modernism and the Affects of Racial Blackness

Lindon Barrett

Justin A. Joyce, Dwight A. Mcbride, and John Carlos Rowe (eds)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter focuses on the dispute between two important figures of the Harlem Renaissance: George Schuyler and Langston Hughes. Schuyler's critique of the African American avant-garde in his essay ... More


Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Lindon Barrett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book is the unfinished manuscript of literary and cultural theorist Lindon Barrett, who died in 2008. The study offers a genealogy of how the development of racial blackness within the ... More


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