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Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

John Lowney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Jazz Internationalism argues for the critical significance of jazz in Afro-modernist literature, from the beginning of the Great Depression through the radical social movements of the 1960s. Through ... More


How the West Was One: The African Diaspora and the Re-Mapping of U.S. History

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter uncovers a vision of African American history as an Atlantic story, and not simply an American one. It introduces and defines the term “diaspora,” and reveals that historians treat ... More


W. E. B. Du Bois and the World Citizen

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

W. E. B. Du Bois’s blueprint for an alternative global democracy—“the fourth dimension”—finds its fullest articulation in the aftermath of two world wars. In Darkwater and Dark Princess, Du Bois ... More


“I Dream a World”: Occupied Haiti and African Americans

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Borrowing its title from Langston Hughes’s aria, “I Dream a World” illustrates how black intellectuals like Langston Hughes employed Haiti as a vehicle for further mobilizing an active interwar civil ... More


Return of the Mecca: Public Enemies, Reaganism, and the Birth of Hip-Hop

Sohail Daulatzai

in Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the aesthetic and political dimensions of the Muslim International through hip-hop culture during a period when the “Black criminal” and the “Muslim terrorist” were viewed as ... More


“Harlem Jazzing”: Claude McKay, Home to Harlem, and Jazz Internationalism

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The first chapter concentrates on the fiction of Claude McKay, which explicitly locates jazz expression within intellectual debates about black internationalism. Beginning with consideration of ... More


Introduction

Jane Anna Gordon and Cyrus Ernesto Zirakzadeh

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/9780813175164.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The introduction outlines major periods in Richard Wright’s intellectual life, emphasizing the similarities between the historical moment in which he wrote and the post-Obama period in which this ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an overview of racial politics in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s. It traces how African Americans and black South Africans have historically ... More


Prophetic Suffering and Black Internationalism

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The generation of black social gospel leaders who began their careers in the 1920s assumed the social justice politics and liberal theology of the social gospel from the beginning of their careers. ... More


Introduction: Du Bois’s Challenge

Yuichiro Onishi

in Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762646
eISBN:
9780814762653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book explores how social movements in black America, Japan, and Okinawa formed Afro-Asian solidarities to fight white supremacy during the twentieth century, resulting in the emergence of race ... More


The National Council of Negro Women and Apartheid

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anti-apartheid politics of the Washington-based National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Outlining the organization’s broader commitment to black international politics, it ... More


New Negroes Forging a New World

Davarian L. Baldwin

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book investigates the Harlem Renaissance in the United States from a new vantage point in an attempt to challenge and expand our understanding of the New Negro experience. Alongside a wider ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter argues that African Americans were part of a broad and multifaceted effort to isolate South Africa in the global political arena. By repeatedly attempting to offer direct ... More


Race across the Atlantic … and Back: Theorizing Africa and/in the Diaspora

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings together the book's thesis on global processes of racialization with the author's two primary fields of engagement: African studies and African diaspora studies. First, it ... More


Black Internationalism, Anticommunism, and the Prison

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapters 5 and 6 both document how African Americans and black South Africans established the prison as a key site of black international protest in the 1950s. Specifically, chapter 5 examines how ... More


Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was ... More


Nomad Heart: Heterolingual Autobiography

Vera M. Kutzinski

in The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451157
eISBN:
9780801466250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451157.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines how Langston Hughes writes an autobiography as a literary genre. There were substantial pressures on a black autobiographer in the United States to construct himself as a ... More


‘Like Another Planet to the Darker Americans’: Black Cultural Work in 1930s Moscow

S. Ani Mukherji

in Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318474
eISBN:
9781781380437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.003.0007
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter discusses three black cultural workers who spent time in Moscow during the 1930s: The journalist Homer Smith worked as the Moscow correspondent for black newspapers, disseminating a ... More


The Transnational Black Press and Questions of the Collective, 1920s–1930s

Lara Putnam

in Radical Moves: Caribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835821
eISBN:
9781469600246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838136_putnam.9
Subject:
History, Latin American History

As British Caribbean migrants spread outward, they linked local publishing with Atlantic- and empire-wide media circuits to an internationally connected black press. This chapter discusses the ... More


“A Silent Beat in Between the Drums”: Bebop, Post-Bop, and the Black Beat Poetics of Bob Kaufman

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

No writer exemplifies the importance of bebop for African American poetry more than Bob Kaufman. And no writer aside from Hughes has had a greater impact on subsequent jazz poetry than Kaufman. ... More


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