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American Literature (1 March 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 (1 March 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radical use of signifying ethnography in his posthumous collection A Negro Looks at the South (2007), a work of mostly unpublished essays written in the early 1940s when Brown journeyed as a participant observer to take stock of African...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 (1 June 2002) 74 (2): 419–421.
Published: 01 June 2002
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 190–191.
Published: 01 March 2005
... 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, 313 pp. $44.95...
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American Literature (1 September 2009) 81 (3): 618–621.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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 of Florida. 2008. xxii, 303 pp. $65.00. Book...
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American Literature (1 September 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-American Fiction . By Eric...
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 645–646.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 September 2000) 72 (3): 644–645.
Published: 01 September 2000
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American Literature (1 December 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. Cambridge: Harvard Univ...
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American Literature (1 September 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 (1 March 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 (1 March 2019) 91 (1): 217–220.
Published: 01 March 2019
... with the enigmatic New Negro author Nella Larsen. When Lorca met Larsen at a party in 1929, the year she published Passing , he “witnessed a rather rigorously scripted racial theater in which the wholly ambiguous figure of Nellie Walker/Nella Larsen (Imes) modeled a newly established racial/ethnic...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 321–355.
Published: 01 June 2000
... the facile an- swers of Marxism before he learned to use literature as a means for discovering the forms of American Negro humanity 1 Indeed, when one compares their most recent novels at this point, Ellison’s heralded...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 709–737.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Chicago Press . ———. 2001 . Turning South Again: Re-Thinking Modernism/Re-Reading Booker T . Durham, NC : Duke Univ. Press . Baldwin Davarian L. 2013 . “Introduction: New Negroes Forging a New World.” In Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem , edited by...
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American Literature (1 June 2000) 72 (2): 291–319.
Published: 01 June 2000
... people like us—don’t have children, theotherswillstillhave.That’soneofthethingsthat’s the matter with us. The race is sterile at the top. Few, very few Negroes of the better class...
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American Literature (1 December 2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... than self-determined actors, such white Negroes—grotesquely splotched in the former case, eerily too white in the latter—haunted American culture from the early colonial period through the Civil War and beyond...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 833–869.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Cherene Sherrard-Johnson Duke University Press 2004 Cherene ‘‘A Plea For Color Nella Larsen’s Sherrard- Iconography of the Mulatta Johnson The Negro poet portrays our group in poems, the Negro musician portrays our group in jazz, the Negro actor...
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American Literature (1 June 2001) 73 (2): 311–337.
Published: 01 June 2001
... the streets. Al- though some tried to resist, they were massively outgunned by a white horde armed with ‘‘nearly two thousand Winchester rifles’’ and a new rapid-fire machine gun mounted on a cart to patrol the ‘‘negro quar...
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American Literature (1 March 2004) 76 (1): 89–116.
Published: 01 March 2004
... periodicals stayed with the old look of pages filled only with type, the more innovative newspapers and magazines increased the number of drawings and photographs.3 These publications were DuBois’s models; in fact, when he wrote to a potential financial backer in 1905 about a ‘‘Negro journal’’ he wanted to...
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American Literature (1 March 2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
...- date a people by reproducing their predecessors’ reliance on form: Dvorˇák repeats Whitman’s emphasis on the forms of a New World nation and DuBois follows Lanier’s reliance on those of an Old World race—not the Anglo-Saxon but, to use DuBois’s term, the Negro race. By linking Lanier’s and...