The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance

The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance

by Daniel Anderson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476665184
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 1,107,102
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Daniel Anderson is an assistant professor of English and the director of American Studies at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Preface 1

Introduction: Examining the Harlem Renaissance

    Through the Prism of Sports 3

Part I: Literature and the Renaissance Intelligentsia

1. The “Discipline of Work and Play”: Athletics, Education and the Harlem Intelligentsia’s Concept of Culture 21

2. “Minds of Fleetful Thoughts”: Negro League Baseball, Intellectualism and the Black Bourgeoisie 41

3. Escaping the Iron Cage: Sports, Art and Performance in Harlem’s “Black Bohemia” 57

4. The “Lost Arts”: Baseball and Boxing in the Historiography of James Weldon Johnson 80

Part II: Sportswriting and the Harlem Press

5. “Jazz Journalism”: Sportswriting and Popular Culture in the Black Press 101

6. “A Course in the Curriculum of the Institution”: Sports and Politics in the Harlem Press 118

7. “Race First” in the Sports Section: Romeo Dougherty and Harlem’s Caribbean Circle 140

8. The Dean’s Demise: The Sudden Fall and Long Disappearance of Romeo Dougherty 164

Epilogue: Arna Bontemps, Sterling Brown and the End of an Era 179

Chapter Notes 187

Bibliography 191

Index 201

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