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Go to It, My Southern Brothers: The Rise of the Modern Black Press, the Great Migration, and the Construction of Urban Black Manhood

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter reinterprets the Great Migration as a call to manhood for black men led by the Crisis and, in particular, the Chicago Defender. Their promotion of the migration along these lines gave ... More


A New Negro from the Old South

Jeffrey Magee

in The Uncrowned King of Swing: Fletcher Henderson and Big Band Jazz

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195090222
eISBN:
9780199871469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195090222.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

Henderson came to New York City in 1920 on the threshold of the Harlem Renaissance, an era in which the “New Negro”, as defined by writer Alain Locke, would create a new era of African American ... More


Race Mixing, Investigation, and the Enforcement of Jim Crow

in New York Undercover: Private Surveillance in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226266091
eISBN:
9780226266114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266114.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Marshall's Hotel was a famous gathering place for members of New York's black cultural elite such as W. E. B. DuBois. Yet the Committee of Fourteen kept Marshall's Hotel under surveillance because it ... More


A Spark: W. E. B. DuBois Club

Michael V. Metz

in Radicals in the Heartland: The 1960s Student Protest Movement at the University of Illinois

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042416
eISBN:
9780252051258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042416.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

As the war escalated, antiwar feelings increased on campus, and the first SDS meeting of the semester overflowed its venue. The Illinois student movement was sparked by the creation of a campus W. E. ... More


“The Burden of his Ambition is to Achieve a Distinguished Career”: African American Higher Education in the Mid-Atlantic

Charles Dorn

in For the Common Good: A New History of Higher Education in America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780801452345
eISBN:
9781501712616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452345.003.0009
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter focuses on African American higher education. In 1930, the Howard University Board of Trustees bestowed an honorary degree on acclaimed African American scholar W.E.B. DuBois. In ... More


American Genesis: The Evolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science

Jeffrey P. Moran

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195183498
eISBN:
9780190254629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195183498.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

The question of teaching evolution in public schools is a continuing and frequently heated political issue in America. From Tennessee's Scopes Trial in 1925 to recent battles that have erupted in ... More


The Bell Tolls for Thee: War, Americana, and the Anthem

Imani Perry

in May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638607
eISBN:
9781469638621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638607.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an analysis of the shifting political landscape of Black Americans in the context of World War II through the lens of Black media and other popular cultural forms. The socio ... More


Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Donald H. Matthews

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book affirms once and for all the African foundation of African American religious practice. This analysis of the methods employed by historians, social scientists, and literary critics in the ... More


Black History and Slave Breeding in the Early Twentieth Century

Gregory D. Smithers

in Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042381
eISBN:
9780813043012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042381.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

An historical discussion of how African American scholars responded to the historical writing of white professional historians and how they crafted their own narratives of slavery.


“A Form of Insanity Which Overtakes White Men”

Veronica T. Watson

in The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter theorizes white double consciousness by analyzing W.E.B. DuBois’ and Charles Chesnutt’s engagements with the late nineteenth and early twentieth century discourse of neurasthenia. ... More


Social Conditions for Change

Kathleen M. German

in Promises of Citizenship: Film Recruitment of African Americans in World War II

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812353
eISBN:
9781496812391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812353.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the impact of dramatic geographic and social trends that preceded and matured during World War II. The massive migration from the rural South to cities in the North brought ... More


Coda: Black Radical Tragic Propositions

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

By way of propositional logic, I present ten theses on the Black Radical Tragic that both clarify what I mean by the term and chart ten points for further study and thinking. These propositions bring ... More


“Peace as a World Race Problem”: The Anti-imperialist in an Anticommunist World, 1944–48

John P. Enyeart

in Death to Fascism: Louis Adamic's Fight for Democracy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042508
eISBN:
9780252051357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042508.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

At the end of World War II, Louis Adamic joined other antifascists in arguing that although the Axis Powers would be defeated, its fascist ethic would live on. A true democratic victory included ... More


The Fear of Freedom

Natalie J. Ring and Sarah E. Gardner (eds)

in The Lost Lectures of C. Vann Woodward

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190863951
eISBN:
9780197537169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863951.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This lecture focuses on the experience of the formerly enslaved in the Civil War’s immediate aftermath. Woodward opens the lecture by invoking W.E.B. DuBois’s Black Reconstruction in America (1935). ... More


Prejudice versus Common Sense

James W. Miller

in Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the history of segregated education in Kentucky by focusing on Berea College, which enrolled African American students shortly after the Civil War. After a state legislator ... More


Born along the Color Line: The 1933 Amenia Conference and the Rise of a National Civil Rights Movement

Eben Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195174557
eISBN:
9780190254285
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195174557.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In August, 1933, dozens of people gathered amid seven large, canvas tents in a field near Amenia, in upstate New York. Joel Spingarn, president of the board of the NAACP, had called a conference to ... More


“The Pathway from Slavery to Freedom”: The Origins of Education and the Ideology of Liberation in Mississippi

Jon N. Hale

in The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175685
eISBN:
9780231541824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The first chapter provides a history of education throughout the American South and how it was viewed both by Southern landowners, who sought to maintain firm control over a labor force they depended ... More


Postscript

Donald H. Matthews

in Honoring the Ancestors: An African Cultural Interpretation of Black Religion and Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199963997
eISBN:
9780190258412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199963997.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book has explored how the creation of the spirituals enabled African Americans to develop their theological and cultural orientation. It has argued that the metaphor of the spiritual can serve ... More


Work in the City

Tanya Hart

in Health in the City: Race, Poverty, and the Negotiation of Women's Health in New York City, 1915-1930

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479867998
eISBN:
9781479875184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479867998.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an overview of the amalgamation of top-down efforts to aid and analyze the poor. In particular, it discusses the study of Dr. S. Josephine Baker, head of the Division of Child ... More


On the Possibilities of an Antiracist Racial Worldmaking

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This conclusion synthesizes the main analyses of the book and explores its implications for transforming our conventional ideas about the literary and historical foundations of race and racism. It ... More


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