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George Washington Cable and the Wages of Ventriloquized Performance in New Orleans, Louisiana

Sharon D. Kennedy-Nolle

in Writing Reconstruction: Race, Gender, and Citizenship in the Postwar South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469621074
eISBN:
9781469621098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621074.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses the work of Louisiana native George Washington Cable, whose works primarily centered on the creole identity during the Reconstruction. Delivered when the nation still felt the ... More


Louisiana Creole Poets of the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Catharine Savage Brosman

in Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039102
eISBN:
9781621039938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers initially how past literary products and contemporary ones are inevitably judged differently. It then reviews the attraction that poetry had for the Free People of Color and ... More


’Garde ici et ’garde lá-bas: Creole Accordion in Louisiana

Jared Snyder

in The Accordion in the Americas: Klezmer, Polka, Tango, Zydeco, and More!

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037207
eISBN:
9780252094323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037207.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores the history of the Creole accordion. Black Creoles in Louisiana have created their own, distinctive accordion music adapted from French, Native American, and African cultures. ... More


The Black Creole Vision of Archibald J. Motley Jr.: Hybrid Identity and New Negro Consciousness

Bonnie Claudia Harrison

in Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance: New Negro Writers, Artists, and Intellectuals, 1893-1930

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043055
eISBN:
9780252051913
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043055.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This essay explores how Archibald J. Motley Jr. developed into the successful, notably iconoclastic, artist he became. In 1918, Motley announced his aesthetic independence, his embrace of “art for ... More


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