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The Great War and the New Negro Politics of Gender

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/9780813032061.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter evaluates how the Great War modified the perceptions of gender. This chapter looks into the changing perceptions of gender that dominated during wartime. During the war period, the ... More


Harlem from Hampton

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The second chapter analyzes Davis’s literary style and intellectual agenda during the New Negro Renaissance. It shows how Davis, along with his good friend Sterling Brown, aimed to endow the poor ... More


At the Feet of Dessalines: Performing Haiti's Revolution during the New Negro Renaissance

Clare Corbould

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.17
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on Black Americans and how they expended a remarkable amount of energy describing the history, culture, and current conditions of people in the nearby republic of Haiti. Their ... More


It Don’t Mean a Thing: The Blues Mask of Modernism

Kevin Young

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The rise of modernism coincided with the emergence and reach of the blues. This chapter explores the influence of blues music on modernism, focusing on the importance, intricacies, and intimacies of ... More


Whose Harlem Is This, Anyway?: Community Politics and Grassroots Activism during the New Negro Era

Shannon King

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479811274
eISBN:
9781479866915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479811274.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Harlem of the early twentieth century was more than just the stage upon which black intellectuals, poets and novelists, and painters and jazz musicians created the New Negro Renaissance. It was ... More


Coming of Age during Jim Crow

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The first chapter traces Davis’s social and intellectual influences in the first third of his life, from 1902 to 1931. In 1902, Davis was born into a relatively affluent black family in Washington, ... More


Carving Out a Home in the Promised Land

Kevin D. Greene

in The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Big Bill left the Deep South for Chicago in the early 1920s for Chicago, a rapidly industrializing city with an expanding black population in the city’s south side. There, he discovered Bronzeville, ... More


The Invention and Reinvention of Big Bill Broonzy

Kevin D. Greene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646497
eISBN:
9781469646510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646497.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between the turn of the twentieth century to his death in 1958, William “Big Bill Broonzy” was one of the most successful and recorded bluesmen of the period. Widley regarded as the most important of ... More


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