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“To Combine the Training of the Head and the Hands”: The 1930 Robert R. Moton Education Commission in Haiti

Millery Polyné

in From Douglass to Duvalier: U.S. African Americans, Haiti, and Pan Americanism, 18701964

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034720
eISBN:
9780813039534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034720.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the latter stages of U.S. military intervention in Haiti, which took violent and obtrusive turns in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries under the U.S. president Herbert ... More


Recovering Folklore as a Site of Resistance: Anna Julia Cooper and the Hampton Folklore Society

Shirley Moody-Turner

in Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038853
eISBN:
9781621039785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038853.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Chapter three argues that the work of the Hampton Folklore Society must be understood within, but also beyond, the bounds of both the Hampton Institute and the “scientific” frame offered by the ... More


Sowing the Seeds of Southern Liberalism

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/9780813168159.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 3 examines the most important institution that Weatherford guided in his life, the Blue Ridge Assembly (a YMCA summer conference center in Black Mountain, N.C.) and the efforts he made there ... More


Commercial Spirituals

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

As jubilee troupes multiplied and grew in popularity, minstrels and variety performers began to burlesque their performances by using songs modeled on spirituals, which I call commercial spirituals. ... More


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