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Sociological Discourses on Color, Class, and Gender, from Depression to World War II

Laila Haidarali

in Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479875108
eISBN:
9781479865499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479875108.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter daws on three published sociological works: Franklin E. Frazier’s, Negro Youth at the Crossways (1940), Charles S. Johnson’s, Growing Up in the Black Belt (1941), and Charles H. ... More


“New and Better Stories”: Crafting a Literature to Fit a Barack Obama World

Cameron Leader-Picone

in Black and More than Black: African American Fiction in the Post Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496824516
eISBN:
9781496824547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496824516.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter analyzes Colson Whitehead’s Apex Hides the Hurt (2006) and Paul Beatty’s Slumberland (2008) as attempts to craft the “new and better stories” of the African American experience that ... More


An African American Journey to Black Diasporic Consciousness: Charles Johnson’s

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage participates in the ongoing construction of black diasporic identity or consciousness by offering a philosophically and spiritually ... More


The Mature Individual or the Mature Society: Social Theory, Social Action, and the Race Problem at Fisk University’s Race Relations Institutes

Leah N. Gordon

in From Power to Prejudice: The Rise of Racial Individualism in Midcentury America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226238449
eISBN:
9780226238586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226238586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

Chapter Four looks closely at arguments about the significance of prejudice to the race problem in a center of African American intellectual life that aimed explicitly to use social science to inform ... More


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

James Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book profiles Eric Walrond (1898–1966), the writer, journalist, and critic, whose short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives ... More


Pirates and True Bluebeards

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In Charles Perrault’s fairy tale, Bluebeard was never a pirate. Yet he is always linked to piracy, particularly to Blackbeard, Captain Edward Teach of Bristol. Captain Charles Johnson published an ... More


Catholicism and Narrative Time: Transcending the Past and the Present in Stigmata and Oxherding Tale

Erin Michael Salius

in Sacraments of Memory: Catholicism and Slavery in Contemporary African American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056890
eISBN:
9780813053677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056890.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Chapter 3 opens the examination of the trope of temporal disjuncture, which will continue in chapter four. It argues that Phyllis Alesia Perry’s Stigmata and Charles Johnson’s Oxherding Tale ... More


The Satire of Black Post-Blackness

Margo Natalie Crawford

in Black Post-Blackness: The Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041006
eISBN:
9780252099557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The fifth chapter argues that feeling “black post-black” is a disorienting situation that lends itself to satire. Crawford analyzes the ways in which satire has begun to define 21st century African ... More


Organizational Voices: The Messenger (1917–28) and Opportunity (1923–49)

George B. Hutchinson

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0045
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on The Messenger and Opportunity, two of the most important black-edited periodicals associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The Messenger was significant in part because of its ... More


African American Cultural Expression in Chicago before the Renaissance: The Performing, Visual, and Literary Arts, 1893–1933

Christopher Robert Reed

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/9780252037023.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the local historical context of the Black Chicago Renaissance. It discusses the existence of a layered class structure within the black community, and underscores the importance ... More


A Liberal but Never an Activist

Andrew McNeill Canady

in Willis Duke Weatherford: Race, Religion, and Reform in the American South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168159
eISBN:
9780813168760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168159.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Weatherford’s views on race continued to evolve from the mid-1930s until his death in 1970. In this period he worked for ten years as a professor at Fisk University and ... More


Introduction

Stephen Wade

in The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036880
eISBN:
9780252094002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036880.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter first describes the artists featured in this volume. These twelve musicians, singers, and groups recorded between 1934 and 1942—seven black and five white—provide a baker's ... More


Liberia, Firestone, and the End of Slavery as a Political Cause: Between the Weak State and the Unruly Corporation 1926–1934

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Chapter 3 chronicles the interwar case of the Firestone Company in Liberia against the backdrop of the League of Nations’ Slavery and Forced Labour Conventions of 1926 and 1934. While Liberia differs ... More


Harlem Renaissance Women and 580 St. Nicholas Avenue

Ethelene Whitmire

in Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038501
eISBN:
9780252096419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038501.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at how Regina became part of the Harlem Renaissance upon her arrival in New York City. Events collided to put Regina at the forefront of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement ... More


It is Not Amiss to Speak of His Beard

Talissa J. Ford

in Radical Romantics: Prophets, Pirates, and the Space Beyond Nation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474409421
eISBN:
9781474426794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409421.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Captain Charles Johnson’s General History of the Pirates had the difficult task of balancing the revolutionary ideology of piracy with the fact of its recent demise and the undeniable triumph of ... More


Prisons as Homes and Homes as Prisons: From the Happy Prison to Strangulation by Domesticity

Monika Fludernik

in Metaphors of Confinement: The Prison in Fact, Fiction, and Fantasy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198840909
eISBN:
9780191879906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840909.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 discusses the common HOME AS PRISON/PRISON AS HOME tropes. It first illustrates the paradox of the happy prison in a discussion of Dickens’s Little Dorrit. Turning to the negative trope of ... More


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