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Becoming African Americans : Black public life in Harlem, 1919-1939

Author: Clare Corbould
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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Africa has always played a role in black identity, but it was in the tumultuous period between the two world wars that black Americans first began to embrace a modern African American identity. Throwing off the legacy of slavery and segregation, black intellectuals, activists, and organizations sought a prouder past in ancient Egypt and forged links to contemporary Africa. Their consciousness of a dual identity  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Corbould, Clare.
Becoming African Americans.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008029259
(OCoLC)234073708
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Corbould
ISBN: 9780674053656 0674053656
OCLC Number: 648760634
Language Note: In English.
Awards: Short-listed for NSW Premier's History Award: General History Prize 2009
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 278 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Africa the motherland --
Discovering a usable African past --
Institutionalizing Africa, past and present --
The artistic capital of Africa --
Haiti, a stepping-stone to Africa --
Ethiopia ahoy! --
What's in a name?
Responsibility: Clare Corbould.
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In 2000, the US census allowed respondents for the first time to tick a box marked 'African American' in the race category. The new option marked official recognition of a term that had been gaining  Read more...

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