The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White

The Harlem Renaissance in Black and White

by George Hutchinson
     
 

By restoring interracial dimensions left out of accounts of the Harlem Renaissance--or blamed for corrupting it--George Hutchinson transforms our understanding of black (and white) literary modernism, interracial literary relations, and twentieth-century cultural nationalism in the United States. A courageous work that exposes the oversimplifications and… See more details below

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By restoring interracial dimensions left out of accounts of the Harlem Renaissance--or blamed for corrupting it--George Hutchinson transforms our understanding of black (and white) literary modernism, interracial literary relations, and twentieth-century cultural nationalism in the United States. A courageous work that exposes the oversimplifications and misrepresentations of popular readings of the Harlem Renaissance, this book reveals the truly composite nature of American literary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674372627
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.75(w) x 9.57(h) x 1.32(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Pragmatism and Americanism33
2The Americanization of "Race" and "Culture"62
3Cultural Pluralism and National Identity78
4Cultural Nationalism and the Lyrical Left94
5The Crisis and the Nation's Conscience137
6Toward a New Negro Aesthetic170
7Reading These United States: The Nation and The New Republic209
8The Native Arts of Radicalism and/or Race250
9V. F. Calverton, The Modern Quarterly, and an Anthology278
10Mediating Race and Nation: The Cultural Politics of The Messenger289
11"Superior Intellectual Vaudeville": American Mercury313
12Black Writing and Modernist American Publishing342
13Staging a Renaissance389
14The New Negro: An Interpretation396
Epilogue435
Notes451
Index533

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