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Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani


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 most clearly manifest in the United States through the outpouring of Black arts and letters and social commentary known as the Harlem Renaissance. What is less known is how far afield of Harlem that renaissance flourished—how much the New Negro movement was actually just one part of a collective explosion of political protest, cultural expression, and intellectual debate all over the world. In this vo ... More

Keywords: popular culture, New Negro, Black arts, Harlem Renaissance, public behavior, Black internationalism, New York, New Orleans, political protest

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780816677382
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Davarian L. Baldwin, editor

Minkah Makalani, editor

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Front Matter

I The Diasporic Outlook

II New (Negro) Frontiers

III The Garvey Movement

IV Engendering the Experience

V Consumer Culture

VI Home to Harlem

VII Speakeasy: Reflecting on the New New Negro Studies