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The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White

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$74.50 • £59.95 • €67.00

ISBN 9780674372627

Publication Date: 01/06/1996


560 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. American Modernism, Race, and National Culture
    • 1. Pragmatism and Americanism
    • 2. The Americanization of “Race” and “Culture”
    • 3. Cultural Pluralism and National Identity
    • 4. Cultural Nationalism and the Lyrical Left
  • II. The Transformation of Literary Institutions
    • 5. The Crisis and the Nation’s Conscience
    • 6. Toward a New Negro Aesthetic
    • 7. Reading These United States: The Nation and The New Republic
    • 8. The Native Arts of Radicalism and/or Race
    • 9. V. F. Calverton, The Modern Quarterly, and an Anthology
    • 10. Mediating Race and Nation: The Cultural Politics of The Messenger
    • 11. “Superior Intellectual Vaudeville”: American Mercury
    • 12. Black Writing and Modernist American Publishing
  • III. Producing The New Negro
    • 13. Staging a Renaissance
    • 14. The New Negro: An Interpretation
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index

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