Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962 / Edition 1

Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962 / Edition 1

by Michelle Ann Stephens
     
 

Expores the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay and C.L.R. James and argues that these black transnationals articulated a novel conception of black identity that reconfigures the meaning of American nationality.

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Overview

Expores the writings of Marcus Garvey, Claude McKay and C.L.R. James and argues that these black transnationals articulated a novel conception of black identity that reconfigures the meaning of American nationality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822335887
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
New Americanists
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Ann Stephens is Associate Professor of English, American Studies, and African American Studies at Mount Holyoke College.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: The Isles and Empire 1

Part I: Blackness and Empire: The World War I Moment 33

1. The New Worldly Negro: Sovereignty, Revolutionary Masculinity, and American Internationalism 35

2. The Women of Color and the Literature of a New Black World 56

3. Marcus Garvey, Black Emperor 74

4. The Black Star Line and the Negro Ship of State 102

Part II: Mapping New Geographies of History 127

5. Claude McKay and Harlem, Black Belt of the Metropolis 129

6. "Nationality Doubtful" and Banjo's Crew in Marseilles 167

7. C. L. R. James and the Fugitive Slave in American Civilization 204

8. America is One Island Only: The Caribbean and American Studies 241

Conclusion: Dark Waters: Shadow Narratives of U. S. Imperialism 269

Notes 283

Bibliography 337

Index 353

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