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

Author: James Edward Smethurst
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : University of North Carolina Press, [2011]
Series: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture.
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In identifying the Jim Crow period with the coming of modernity, Smethurst upsets the customary assessment of the Harlem Renaissance as the first nationally significant black arts movement, showing how artists reacted to Jim Crow with migration narratives, poetry about the black experience, and more.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Smethurst, James Edward.
African American roots of modernism.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011
(DLC) 2010047552
(OCoLC)668197738
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Edward Smethurst
ISBN: 9780807878088 0807878081 9781469603100 1469603101
OCLC Number: 731680439
Description: 1 online resource (x, 252 pages)
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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