New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism Between the Wars

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Introduction: Black and Red All Over?
1. Kitchen Mechanics and Parlor Nationalists: Andy Razaf Black Bolshevism, and Harlem's Renaissance
2. Home to Moscow: Claude McKay's The Negroes in America and the Race of Marxist Theory
3. The Proletarian as New Negro; the New Negro as Proletarian: Mike Gold Meets Claude McKay
4. Scottsboro Delimited: White Bait Red Triangles, and Interracialism Between Men
5. Black Belt/Black Folk: The End(s) of the Richard Wright--Zora Neale Hurston Debate
6. Native Sons Divorce: A Conclusion
Howard "Stretch" Johnson, a charismatic Harlemite who graduated from Cotton Club dancer to Communist Party youth leader, once claimed that in late 1930s New York "75% of black cultural figures had Party membership or maintained regular meaningful contact with the Party." He stretched the truth, but barely. In a broad-ranging, revisionary account of the extensive relationship between African-American literary culture and Communism in the 1920s and 1930s, William J. Maxwell uncovers both black literature's debt to Communism and Communism's debt to black literature -- reciprocal obligations first incurred during the Harlem Renaissance.
Autor: William Maxwell
William J. Maxwell

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Autor: William Maxwell
ISBN-13 :: 9780231114257
ISBN: 0231114257
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.1999
Gewicht: 390g
Seiten: 272
Sprache: Englisch
Altersempfehlung: 22 - 99 Jahre
Auflage New
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 229x153x16 mm
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