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Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Kathryn Talalay

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

George Schuyler, a black journalist, and Josephine Cogdell, a blond, blue-eyed Texas heiress, believed that intermarriage would “invigorate” the races. Their daughter, Philippa Duke Schuyler, became ... More


He Became His Admirers: Saying Goodbye to Auden

Aidan Wasley

in The Age of Auden: Postwar Poetry and the American Scene

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136790
eISBN:
9781400836352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136790.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Auden's death on September 29, 1973 prompted an enormous range of poetic responses from younger American poets, many of them following Auden's example as Auden had followed Yeats, both in using the ... More


Felipa Monterro y Schuyler

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0031
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The foundation of Josephine's belief that her brilliant interracial child would be able to overcome the barriers of American segregation was a failure, although Philippa was a well-known role model ... More


Taboo

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter looks at the life of Josephine and her faithfully kept diary since her early teens. Josephine came from a wealthy and powerful family in Texas. At the age of sixteen or seventeen she ... More


George Schuyler, Investigative Reporter

Kathryn Talalay

in Composition in Black and White: The Life of Philippa Schuyler

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195113938
eISBN:
9780199853816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195113938.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1930, when Philippa was conceived by Josephine, George Putnam, the publisher of the New York Evening Post, asked George Schuyler to go to Liberia for a secret mission. At that time, there were ... More


The United States and Bulgarian Independence, 1876–1878

Karine V. Walther

in Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625393
eISBN:
9781469625416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625393.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 2 delves more deeply into the Eastern Question by examining the role of American missionaries, journalists, and diplomats during the Bulgarian Massacres of 1876 and the subsequent ... More


George S. Schuyler and the Appeal of Imperial Ethiopia

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on two of George S. Schuyler's novellas published serially in the African American newspaper called The Pittsburgh. It talks about “The Ethiopian Murder Mystery: A Story of Love ... More


Palpable Fact: James Schuyler and Immediacy

Peter Campion

in Radical as Reality: Form and Freedom in American Poetry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226663234
eISBN:
9780226663401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663401.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers the poetic achievement of James Schuyler by examining his poems in light of terms proposed by his own visual art criticism.


Homecomings: The Poet's Prose of Ashbery, Schuyler and Spicer

Daniel Katz

in American Modernism's Expatriate Scene: The Labour of Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625260
eISBN:
9780748652006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625260.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores first Jack Spicer's unfinished detective novel, which stages the ‘return’ to San Francisco of aspiring poet J. J. Ralston, who, after several years of academic work on the east ... More


Genius in the Raw: The Schuyler Family and the Modern Mulatta

Catherine Keyser

in Artificial Color: Modern Food and Racial Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190673123
eISBN:
9780190673154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

In his popular science fiction serial Black Empire, published pseudonymously in the Pittsburgh Courier from 1936 to 1938, the satirist George Schuyler associates the light-skinned love interest with ... More


“Love” Triangles: Romance or Domestic Violence?

Rosa Frazier

in Hamilton and the Law: Reading Today's Most Contentious Legal Issues through the Hit Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752216
eISBN:
9781501752230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752216.003.0016
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes how romance plays an essential role in Lin Manuel Miranda's Hamilton: An American Musical. Through Alexander Hamilton's eyes, one gets a romantic view of war, marriage, and the ... More


From “Ragging the Traumerei” (ca. 1913) to The Capitol Revue (1919)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

Gershwin wrote his first known composition, a song titled “Ragging the Traumerei,” in 1913. The piece, only the music of which survives, makes an appropriate debut, because the idea of jazzing up ... More


The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book presents different aspects of George Samuel Schuyler's unique approach to the race question. It presents Schuyler as a centrally important twentieth-century black intellectual and as an ... More


The Problem of George S. Schuyler

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the problem of George Schuyler. Schuyler contributed innumerable feature articles, short stories, anonymous articles, and reviews to the Pittsburgh Courier in a distinctive ... More


The Ten Commandments

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the Ten Commandments offered by George Schuyler as a program for the Negro. He suggested helping to promote, organize, and support new Negro enterprises based on sound business ... More


“The Right to Laugh”

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses George Schuyler's sense of humor. Schuyler understood that man's fear of laughing at the wrong thing required him to accept conventional ideas about race. His general avoidance ... More


Debunking Blackness

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the art of debunking practiced by George Schuyler. Schuyler hoped that iconoclastic, intelligently critical humor would help to open the minds of his readers to a thoroughly ... More


“The Rising Tide of Color”

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the views of George Schuyler about whites. Schuyler appeared most often as the author of editorials, written for and about blacks, in the Pittsburgh Courier, and made his ... More


The Black Mencken

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes George Schuyler's understanding of the simian language. Playing around the many humorous possibilities inherent in the relationship between monkeys and men, Schuyler implicitly ... More


Hokum and Beyond

Jeffrey B. Ferguson

in The Sage of Sugar Hill: George S. Schuyler and the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109016
eISBN:
9780300133462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109016.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the views of George Schuyler on Negro art. Schuyler's satire, “The Negro-Art Hokum,” plays the evil dark twin in black literature anthologies to “The Negro Artist and the ... More


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