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Brown beauty : color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Author: Laila Haidarali
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laila Haidarali's "Brown Beauty: Color, Sex, and Race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II" is a critical study of racial issues and specifically the meanings of the word "brown" when used as a reference to physical appearance of African American women during the time period from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II"--
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Haidarali, Laila.
Brown beauty.
New York : New York University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017045026
(OCoLC)1007035646
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laila Haidarali
ISBN: 9781479865499 1479865494
OCLC Number: 1045068801
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction --
Brown beginnings : imaging the new Negro woman in 1920s literary print culture --
Beautiful brown skin : advertising new Negro womanhood --
"Of the brown-skin type" : Madonnas, mulattas, and modern women in literary print culture --
"To a brown girl" : the Harlem Renaissance and the poetic discourse of brown --
Browning the dark princess : Asian Indian embodiment of new Negro --
Womanhood in Du Bois's fiction --
Sociological discourses on color, class, youth, and gender, from Depression to World War II --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Color, sex, and race from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II
Responsibility: Laila Haidarali.

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