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Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life

As early-twentieth-century Chicago swelled with an influx of at least 250,000 new black urban migrants, the city became a center of consumer capitalism, flourishing with professional sports, beauty shops, film production companies, recording studios, and other black cultural and communal institutions. Davarian Baldwin argues that this mass consumer marketplace generated a vibrant intellectual life and planted seeds of political dissent against the dehumanizing effects of white capitalism. Pushing the traditional boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance to new frontiers, Baldwin identifies a fresh
eBook, English, ©2007
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, ©2007
1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages) : illustrations, maps
9780807887608, 9781469604633, 0807887609, 1469604639
Introduction. "Chicago has no intelligentsia?": consumer culture and intellectual life reconsidered
Mapping the Black metropolis: a cultural geography of the stroll
Making do: beauty, enterprise, and the "makeover" of race womanhood
Theaters of war: spectacles, amusements, and the emergence of urban film culture
The birth of two nations: White fears, Black jeers, and the rise of a "race film" consciousness
Sacred tastes: the migrant aesthetics and authority of gospel music
The sporting life: recreation, self-reliance, and competing visions of race manhood
Epilogue. The crisis of the Black bourgeoisie, or, What If Harold Cruse had lived in Chicago?
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