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Artistic ambassadors : literary and international representation of the New Negro era

Author: Brian Russell Roberts
Publisher: Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Russell Roberts
ISBN: 9780813933689 0813933684 9780813933672 0813933676 9780813933696 0813933692
OCLC Number: 808810664
Description: xii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Negro beat: "distinguished colored men" and their representative characters --
Passing into diplomacy: US Consul James Weldon Johnson and the autobiography of an ex-colored man --
Diplomatic and modern representations: George Washington Ellis, Henry Francis Downing, and the myth of Africa --
Metonymies of absence andpresence: Angelina Weld Grimke's Rachel --
Diplomats but ersatz: the hip-to-matic Pan-Africanismof W.E.B. Du Bois and Ida Gibbs Hunt --
The practice of hip-to-macy in the age of public diplomacy: Richard Wright's Indonesian travels --
Epilogue: hipster diplomacy's fall and Barack Obama's forms of things unknown.
Responsibility: Brian Russell Roberts.

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