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The New Negro : the Life of Alain Locke.

Author: Jeffrey C Stewart
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive biography of Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and Harvard PhD in philosophy, Howard University philosophy scholar, and architect of the Harlem Renaissance, who mentored a generation of artists including Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Nurston and promoted the work of African Americans as the quintessential creators of American modernism. This biography explores his professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stewart, Jeffrey C.
New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2017
Named Person: Alain Locke; Alain Locke; Alain Locke
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey C Stewart
ISBN: 9780199723317 0199723311
OCLC Number: 1030040208
Description: 1 online resource (945 pages)
Contents: Cover; The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; The New Negro; PART I. THE EDUCATION OF ALAIN LOCKE; 1. A Death and a Birth; 2. A Black Victorian Childhood; 3. Child God and Black Aesthete; 4. An Errand of Culture at Harvard College,1904-1905; 5. Locke's Intellectual Awakening,1905-1907; 6. Going for the Rhodes; 7. Oxford Contrasts; 8. Back Cosmopolitan; 9. Paying Second-Year Dues at Oxford,1908-1909; 10. Italy and America,1909-1910; 11. Berlin Stories; 12. Exile's Returns; 13. Race Cosmopolitan Comes Home,1911-1912. 14. Radical Sociologist at Howard University,1912-191615. Rapprochement and Silence; 16. Fitting in Washington, D.C.,1917-1922; PART II. ENTER THE NEW NEGRO; 17. Rebirth; 18. Mother of a Movement, Mothered in Return,1922-1923; 19. Europe Before Egypt; 20. Egypt Bound; 21. Renaissance Self-Fashioning in 1924; 22. The Dinner and the Dean; 23. Battling the Barnes; 24. Looking for Love and Finding the New Negro; 25. Harlem Issues; 26. The New Negro and Howard; 27. The New Negro and The Blacks; 28. Beauty or Propaganda?; 29. Black Curator and White Momma; 30. Langston's Indian Summer. Chapter 17Chapter 18; Chapter 19; Chapter 20; Chapter 21; Chapter 22; Chapter 23; Chapter 24; Chapter 25; Chapter 26; Chapter 27; Chapter 28; Chapter 29; Chapter 30; Chapter 31; Chapter 32; Chapter 33; Chapter 34; Chapter 35; Chapter 36; Chapter 37; Chapter 38; Chapter 39; Chapter 40; Chapter 41; Chapter 42; Chapter 43; Chapter 44; Epilogue; SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY; Manuscript Collections; Interviews; INDEX.

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The definitive biography of Alain Locke, the first African American Rhodes Scholar and Harvard PhD in philosophy, Howard University philosophy scholar, and architect of the Harlem Renaissance, who mentored a generation of artists including Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Nurston and promoted the work of African Americans as the quintessential creators of American modernism. This biography explores his professional and private life, including his relationships with white patrons and his lifelong search for love as a gay man.

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