Spectres of 1919

Spectres of 1919 : Class and Nation in the Making of the New Negro

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 498.95g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252075854
  • 9780252075858
  • 1,389,792

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"A carefully argued, nuanced presentation of the genesis of the Harlem Renaissance. Foley's breadth of knowledge in American radical history is impressive." American Literature "Foley's book is a lucid and useful one... A heavyweight intervention, it prompts significant rethinking of the ideological and representational strategies structuring the era." Journal of American Studies "Foley does a masterful job of analyzing the racial and political theories of a wide range of black and white figures, from the radical Left to the racist Right... Students of African American political and cultural history in the early twentieth century cannot ignore this book. Essential." Choice "In our current time of crisis, when ruling classes busily promote nationalism and racism to conceal the class nature of their inter-imperialist rivalries, one can only hope that readers will not be daunted by Foley's dedication to analyzing the ideological milieu of the 1920s that contributed to the eclipse of New Negro radicalism by New Negro nationalism." Science & Society
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