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Remembering “Those Noble Sons of Ham”: Poetry, Soldiers, and Citizens at the End of Reconstruction

James Smethurst

in The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834633
eISBN:
9781469603100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878088_smethurst.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents Richard Terdiman's argument that a particular mark of modernity in Europe—and, ultimately, a central concern of modernism—is the “memory crisis” arising from people's sense of ... More


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