New Negro Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938

ISBN-10: 0691126526

ISBN-13: 9780691126524

Edition: 2008

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'The New Negro' is a compelling story of the racial uplift that circulated throughout the United States between Reconstruction and World War II. By reprinting over 100 essays published during this period, this anthology illustrates the political interconnection of race, representation and African American culture.
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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of African-American History, The Future of the Race, Black Literature and Literary Theory, and The Signifying Monkey: Towards a Theory of Afro-American Literary Criticism. In 1991, he became the head of the African-American studies department at Harvard University. He is now the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at the university. He wrote and produced several documentaries including Wonders of the African World, America Beyond the Color Line, and African American Lives. He has also hosted PBS programs such as Wonders of the African World, Black in Latin America, and Finding Your Roots.

Gene Andrew Jarrett is Associate Professor of English and African American Studies at Boston University. He is the author of Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature, and the editor of several books, including African American Literature Beyond Race: An Alternative Reader, also published by NYU Press. He also won a Walter Jackson Bate fellowship from Harvard's Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in 2010.

NOTE: For essays originally published without thematic titles, we have provided them in brackets
Acknowledgments
Introduction Gates and Jarrett
The Trope of a New Negro
New Negro Politics
New Negro Uplift
Race, Representation, and African American Culture
Notes
The New Negro
"The New Negro"
"An Appeal to the King"
"Afro-American Education"
"Heroes and Martyrs"
"The Club Movement among Colored Women of America"
"The Intellectual Progress of the Colored Women of the United States since the Emancipation Proclamation"
"Rough Sketches: A Study of the Features of the New Negro Woman"
"Rough Sketches: The New Negro Man"
"An Ostracised Race in Ferment: The Conflict of Negro Parties and Negro Leaders Over Methods of Dealing with Their Own Problem"
"The New Negro"
"Returning Soldiers"
"The New Negro and the U.N.I.A."
As to "`The New Negro'"
"The New Negro"
"The New Politics"
"Education and the Race"
"The New Negro"
"Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk-Poet"
"The New Negro Hokum"
"Who Is the New Negro, and Why?"
"The New Negro as Revealed in His Poetry"
"La Bourgeoisie Noire"
"The New Negro in Paris"
"The Rise of the Black Internationale"
How Should Art Portray the Negro?
"One Phase of American Literature"
["Negro in Literature"]
"The Negro in Books"
"The Negro in Literature"
"The Negro in Art: How Shall He Be Portrayed"The CrisisSymposium
"Some Aspects of the Negro Interpreted in Contemporary American and European Literature"
"The Negro in Recent American Literature"
The Renaissance
"The Younger Literary Movement"
"Negro Youth Speaks"
"Uncle Tom's Mansion"
"The Aframerican: New Style"
"The Negro Renaissance"
"The Negro Renaissance"
"The Negro Literary Renaissance"
"The Negro'Renaissance'"
"The Negro Renaissance"
"Our Negro'Intellectuals'"
"For a Negro Magazine"
Art or Propaganda?
"Art and Propaganda"
"Propaganda in the Theatre"
"Criteria of Negro Art"
"Art or Propaganda?"
"Propaganda--or Poetry?"
"Blueprint for Negro Writing"
Literature: History and Theory
"Afro-American Women and Their Work"
"The Value of Race Literature"
"The Writing of a Novel"
"The Negro in Literature and Art"
"Negro Literature for Negro Pupils"
"Negro Race Consciousness as Reflected in Race Literature"
"Colored Authors and Their Contributions to the World's Literature"
"A Point of View (AnOpportunityDinner Reaction)"
"The Negro Digs Up His Past"
"A Note on the Sociology of Negro Literature"
"Negro Art, Past a
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