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BLACK (AND WHITE)

Dan P. McAdams

in The Redemptive Self: Stories Americans Live By

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176933
eISBN:
9780199786787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176933.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Bringing together psychological research on life stories and generativity in African-American men and women with a reading of African-American autobiographies, folk tales, and 19th century slave ... More


Two. Unreconstructed Democracy and the Claim of Reparations

Lawrie Balfour

in Democracy's Reconstruction: Thinking Politically with W.E.B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195377293
eISBN:
9780199893768
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377293.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at Du Bois's efforts to correct distorted understandings of Reconstruction, by focusing on African Americans' role in abolition and by redefining the post-war era as the nation's ... More


The Folklore of Industrial Society: Popular Culture and Its Audiences

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0014
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter focuses on popular culture and how it is an effective mechanism for understanding Depression America. This chapter aims to get get away from rigid adjective labels as much as possible and ... More


Adventures of a Ballad Hunter: John Lomax and the Pursuit of Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at folk song collector John Lomax, who served as the FWP’s first folklore editor and directed the Ex-Slave Project. A master of self-promotion, Lomax popularized the image of white ... More


Marcus Garvey and the Politics of Revitalization

Lawrence W. Levine

in The Unpredictable Past: Explorations in American Cultural History

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195082975
eISBN:
9780199854035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082975.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the life and work of Marcus Garvey as he influenced the politics of revitalization though he was not the only force for black revitalization in the 1920s. The black writers of ... More


The Passing Away of the Old-Time Negro: Folk Culture, Civil War Memory, and Black Authority in the 1930s

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter places the Federal Writers’ Project’s mission to collect and document African American history and culture within the larger context of the 1930s. National interest in black folk culture ... More


The Citational Soul of Black Folk: W.E.B. Du Bois

Daniel Hack

in Reaping Something New: African American Transformations of Victorian Literature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196930
eISBN:
9781400883745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196930.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter turns to W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and its deployment of nineteenth-century British literature. Du Bois himself tends to attract the adjective “Victorian” as a ... More


Conjure Queen: Zora Neale Hurston and Black Folk Culture

Catherine A. Stewart

in Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers' Project

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626260
eISBN:
9781469628295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626260.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a comparative look at Zora Neale Hurston’s brief career as a trained anthropologist and her experiences with the Federal Writers’ Project as a member of Florida’s segregated ... More


Charley Patton: The Conscience of the Delta

David Evans

in Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496816139
eISBN:
9781496816177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496816139.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter highlights certain aspects of Charley Patton's life and personality to provide a better understanding of the social context of his life and music. It is based largely on the internal ... More


Joe Louis Uncovers Dynamite

Richard Wright

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Originally published in October 1935, Richard Wright describes the immediate aftermath of black boxer Joe Louis’s victory over then white champion Max Baer. On the South Side of Chicago, thousands of ... More


On Democratic Leadership and Social Change: Positioning Du Bois in the Shadow of a Gray To-come

Arash Davari

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Arash Davari’s essay examines the representation of contemporary social movements in popular culture and media, tracing the recent global shift from centralized models of self-governance to more ... More


Conclusion: “O World of Worlds, How Shall Man Make You One?”1

Stephanie J. Shaw

in W. E. B. Du Bois and The Souls of Black Folk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807838730
eISBN:
9781469612676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807838730.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The concluding chapter finds how the publication of The Souls of Black Folk in 1903 had a significant impact on its readers. The ideas and views expressed in that book significantly influenced young ... More


The People, Rhetoric, and Affect: On the Political Force of Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk

Melvin L. Rogers

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This essay by Melvin L. Rogers provides an account of the political meaning of the term “the people,” using it to examine the rhetorical character of The Souls of Black Folk and the work’s ... More


(Re)Viewing Ellison’s Invisible Man: Comedy, Rage, and Cultural Tradition in an African American Classic

Terrence T. Tucker

in Furiously Funny: Comic Rage from Ralph Ellison to Chris Rock

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054360
eISBN:
9780813053059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054360.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man as a foundational work in the development of comic rage, particularly through its use of black folk tradition. Ellison’s use of the tradition of ... More


Nathaniel Dett and Romantic Nationalism

Lawrence Schenbeck

in Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032295
eISBN:
9781617032301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032295.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Nathaniel Dett’s contribution in the advancement of black American music. It explains that Dett was one of the few learned African American composers who championed the cause ... More


A Splendid Failure?: Black Reconstruction and Du Bois’s Tragic Vision of Politics

Vijay Phulwani

in A Political Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813174907
eISBN:
9780813174914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174907.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this essay, Vijay Phulwani posits that Du Bois uses the language of tragedy in 1935’s Black Reconstruction in America to emphasize the constraints and limitations created by white supremacy and ... More


On the Compatibility/Incompatibility of Pentecostal Premillennialism with Black Liberation Theology

Frederick L. Ware

in Afro-Pentecostalism: Black Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity in History and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797303
eISBN:
9780814789070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797303.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the conflict between Pentecostal premillennialism—the pervasive conception of eschatology in Pentecostal churches—and black racial consciousness and suggests that the former is ... More


Douglass’s Declarations of Independence and Practices of Politics

Robert Gooding-Williams

in A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813175621
eISBN:
9780813175652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175621.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter takes Frederick Douglass’s work My Bondage and My Freedom and brings it into conversation with W. E. B. Du Bois’s essay collection The Souls of Black Folk. This comparison is intended to ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois: Racial Inequality and Alienation from Nature

Kimberly K. Smith

in Engaging Nature: Environmentalism and the Political Theory Canon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262028059
eISBN:
9780262325264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028059.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Kimberly K. Smith explores W. E. B. Du Bois’s largely unrecognized insights into how racism distorts our relationship with the natural world. For African-Americans, according to Du Bois, racial ... More


Missionary Cultures: The American Presbyterian Congo Mission, Althea Brown Edmiston, and the Languages of the Congo

Ira Dworkin

in Congo Love Song: African American Culture and the Crisis of the Colonial State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632711
eISBN:
9781469632735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632711.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the work of APCM missionary Edmiston, a Fisk University graduate and skilled linguist, who in the first decades of the twentieth century controversially wrote the first ... More


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