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

Author: Davarian L Baldwin
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baldwin, Davarian L.
Chicago's new Negroes.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006027378
(OCoLC)71237288
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Davarian L Baldwin
ISBN: 9780807887608 0807887609 9781469604633 1469604639
OCLC Number: 793525291
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 363 pages) : illustrations, maps
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: 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?
Responsibility: Davarian L. Baldwin.
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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. This work argues that this mass consumer  Read more...

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