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Portraits of the new Negro woman : visual and literary culture in the Harlem Renaissance

Author: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.
Series: Black women writers series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of all the images to arise from the Harlem Renaissance, the most thought-provoking were those of the mulatta. For some writers, artists, and filmmakers, these images provided an alternative to the stereotypes of black womanhood and a challenge to the color line. For others, they represented key aspects of modernity and race coding central to the New Negro Movement. Due to the mulatta's frequent ability to pass for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sherrard-Johnson, Cherene, 1973-
Portraits of the new Negro woman.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006011342
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
ISBN: 0813542405 9780813542409 1281092533 9781281092533
OCLC Number: 647686421
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 210 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: "A plea for color" : Nella Larsen's textual tableaux --
Jessie Fauset's new Negro woman artist and the passing market --
"Black beauty betrayed" : the modernist mulatta in black and white --
The geography of the mulatta in Jean Toomer's Cane --
Redressing the new Negro woman.
Series Title: Black women writers series.
Other Titles: New Negro woman
Responsibility: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson.

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Of all the images to arise from the Harlem Renaissance, the most thought-provoking were those of the mulatta. This title investigates the visual and literary images of black femininity that occurred  Read more...

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