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To Live a Fuller and Freer Life: Black Women Migrants' Expectations and New York's Urban Realities, 1890–1927

Cheryl D. Hicks

in Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834244
eISBN:
9781469603759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882320_hicks.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the will to improve their lives propelled African Americans from the South to the urban North. Beginning with a steady trickle during Reconstruction and increasing through ... More


African American Migration and the Emerging Discourse of Northern Racial Liberalism

Karen R. Miller

in Managing Inequality: Northern Racial Liberalism in Interwar Detroit

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479880096
eISBN:
9781479803637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880096.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes the formation of northern racial liberalism and of black responses to this new racial ideology. Northern racial liberalism emerged alongside the beginning of the First Great ... More


Sold It to the Devil: The Great Migration, Lost Generations, and the Perils of the Urban Dance Hall

Adam Gussow

in Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633664
eISBN:
9781469633688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633664.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the first recorded devil blues song, Clara Smith's "Done Sold My Soul to the Devil" (1924). Public anxiety about the moral hazards experienced by black female migrants to the ... More


The Negro Church

Colleen McDannell

in Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great Depression

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104301
eISBN:
9780300130072
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104301.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter talks about Edwin Rosskam, Russell Lee, and Lee's wife, Jean's visit to Chicago on a specific assignment. They were to take pictures of African-American life in the urban North to ... More


The Voice of America in Richard Wright’s Lawd Today!

Jonah Willihnganz

in Broadcasting Modernism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033495
eISBN:
9780813038315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033495.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the late 1930s, nearly everyone owned a radio. The radio helped create mass-market culture and established a new medium of power, a medium of disembodied speech and sound that, for many, seemed ... More


Conclusion

Christopher Phillips

in The Rivers Ran Backward: The Civil War and the Remaking of the American Middle Border

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780195187236
eISBN:
9780199378180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195187236.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

On the middle border, a half-century of politics, formally at the national and state levels and informally as innumerable, personalized war experiences retold by countless civilians and soldiers on ... More


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