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American Literature (2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... American Literature Blood Talk: American Race Melodrama and the Culture of the Occult. By Susan K. Gillman. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xi, 245 pp. Paper, $19.00. Spectres of 1919: Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro. By Barbara Foley. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2003. x...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (2): 419–421.
Published: 01 June 2002
... frames of the modernist eye’s mind. Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Authentic Blackness: The Folk in the New Negro Renaissance. By J. Martin Favor. Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press. 1999. viii, 187 pp. Cloth, $49.95; paper, $17.95. In Authentic Blackness, J. Martin Favor suggests...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (1): 87–115.
Published: 01 March 2014
...Sonnet Retman In this essay, Retman explores Sterling Brown’s radical use of signifying ethnography in his posthumous collection A Negro Looks at the South (2007), a work of mostly unpublished essays written in the early 1940s when Brown journeyed as a participant observer to take stock of African...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 644–645.
Published: 01 September 2000
... on discourse and that allows the explanatory power of a West—and a Veitch. Tom Strychacz, Mills College New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars. By William J. Maxwell. New...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (3): 645–646.
Published: 01 September 2000
... on discourse and that allows the explanatory power of a West—and a Veitch. Tom Strychacz, Mills College New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars. By William J. Maxwell. New...
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American Literature (2017) 89 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Adena Spingarn Abstract This essay examines the production of a dynamic “Old Negro” figure in African American discourse during the New Negro Renaissance. Conflicting impulses to claim the Old Negro as an ancestor and to renounce him as an obstacle to racial progress mirrored a broader tension...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 618–621.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... $65.00. The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture . By George Boulukos. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Univ. Press. 2008. viii, 280 pp. $95.00. The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro . By Mark Whalan. Gainesville: Univ. Press...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 628–630.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Keith Byerman © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 The Man Who Adores the Negro: Race and American Folklore . By Patrick B. Mullen. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press. 2008. xii, 210 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper, $20.00. The Hammers of Creation: Folk Culture in Modern African...
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Published: 01 June 2020
Figure 3 A comparison of the race topic (“negro white people men man negroes race”) across four genres shows that it was most prevalent in “letters.” Figure courtesy of author More
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Published: 01 June 2022
Figure 1 “Untitled.” L’Union , October 5, 1862. Microfilm. Miscellaneous Negro Newspapers, Library of Congress Photoduplication Service (1947): reel 107 More
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American Literature (2006) 78 (4): 882–884.
Published: 01 December 2006
...Habiba Ibrahim Duke University Press 2006 Playing the Races: Ethnic Caricature and American Literary Realism . By Henry B. Wonham. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. viii, 196 pp. $47.50. Enter the New Negroes: Images of Race in American Culture . By Martha Jane Nadell...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 812–814.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Negroes, and White Messiahs . By David Ikard . Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press . 2017 . x, 148 pp. Cloth, $72.00 ; paper, $24.00 ; e-book available. Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction . By Mark C. Jerng New York : Fordham Univ. Press . 2018 . vii, 284 pp. Cloth...
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 1 Georgia Plate, “Slaves and Free Negroes.” Library of Congress More
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Published: 01 June 2021
Figure 2 National Plate, “Proportion of Freemen and Slaves Among American Negroes.” Library of Congress More
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 281–307.
Published: 01 June 2020
...; the scholarly monographs in UNC Press’s Social Study Series; and DuBose Heyward’s popular “Negro novel” Porgy (1925). Across this interdisciplinary tradition, writers of various stripes seek by turns to celebrate and contain the threat of the free but noncapitalist black body. The latter figure, recalling...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (1): 115–143.
Published: 01 March 2021
... narratives including Alex Haley’s Roots (1976), Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred (1979), Sherley Anne Williams’s Dessa Rose (1986), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes (2007), and M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! (2008), this essay explores the tension between sentimentality...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (2): 301–329.
Published: 01 June 2022
... Women of the Negro Race” (1901–2), this essay first recovers Hopkins’s ambivalent relation to the compulsory neurotypicality of racial uplift politics. “Neurodiverse Afro-Fabulations” then turns to Hopkins’s novel Contending Forces (1900) to foreground how her fiction is interrupted by scenes...
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American Literature (2011) 83 (3): 571–596.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Man , the essay links the political concerns of the novel with Ellison's and others' resistance to a midcentury ideology of scientism. This scientism, which characterizes both the sociological construction of the so-called “Negro problem” and Ellison's representation of a scientifically oriented...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 57–90.
Published: 01 March 2010
... include humorous asides from Samuel Ringgold Ward during an 1853 address of the Congregational Union in England, Douglass's speech “The Proclamation and a Negro Army” (1863), and several of Douglass's statements about the racial and political value of his hair from various sources. © 2010 by Duke...
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American Literature (2023) 95 (4): 639–669.
Published: 01 December 2023
... Teeth about 1936 Harlem. Using archival research, this article analyzes the collage aesthetic of the scrapbook that the activist Thyra J. Edwards compiled in 1937 to record the actions of the Negro People’s Committee to Aid Spain. In sum, this article demonstrates the integral role of African American...
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