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Backwater BluesThe Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Richard M. Mizelle Jr.

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679256
eISBN:
9781452948614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679256.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Backwater Blues offers a critique of long-standing ideas of African American environmental complacency by showing the ways in which black commentators from W.E.B. Du Bois to Bessie Smith provided an ... More

Escape from New YorkThe New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was ... More

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