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The African American roots of modernism : from Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: James Edward Smethurst
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2011.
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Edward Smethurst
ISBN: 9780807834633 0807834637 9780807871850 0807871850
OCLC Number: 668197738
Description: x, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: new forms and captive knights in the age of Jim Crow and mechanical reproduction --
Dueling banjos: African American dualism and strategies for Black representation at the turn of the century --
Remembering "those noble sons of ham": poetry, soldiers, and citizens at the end of reconstruction --
The Black city: the early Jim Crow migration narrative and the new territory of race --
Somebody else's civilization: African American writers, bohemia, and the new poetry --
A familiar and warm relationship: race, sexual freedom, and U.S. literary modernism.
Series Title: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: James Smethurst.

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Smethurst recalibrates our understanding of why American modernism emerged and how its complex, literary characteristics evolved.--"Southern Historian"

 
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