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The Resource Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life, Davarian L. Baldwin

Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life, Davarian L. Baldwin

Label
Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life
Title
Chicago's new Negroes
Title remainder
modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life
Statement of responsibility
Davarian L. Baldwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As early-twentieth-century Chicago swelled with an influx of at least 250,000 new black urban migrants, the city became a center of consumer capitalism, flourishing with professional sports, beauty shops, film production companies, recording studios, and other black cultural and communal institutions. Davarian Baldwin argues that this mass consumer marketplace generated a vibrant intellectual life and planted seeds of political dissent against the dehumanizing effects of white capitalism. Pushing the traditional boundaries of the Harlem Renaissance to new frontiers, Baldwin identifies a fresh model of urban culture rich with politics, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship. Baldwin explores an abundant archive of cultural formations where an array of white observers, black cultural producers, critics, activists, reformers, and black migrant consumers converged in what he terms a "marketplace intellectual life." Here the thoughts and lives of Madam C. J. Walker, Oscar Micheaux, Andrew "Rube" Foster, Elder Lucy Smith, Jack Johnson, and Thomas Dorsey emerge as individual expressions of a much wider spectrum of black political and intellectual possibilities. By placing consumer-based amusements alongside the more formal arenas of church and academe, Baldwin suggests important new directions for both the historical study and the constructive future of ideas and politics in American life" -- From the publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, Davarian L
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Migration, Internal
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Label
Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life, Davarian L. Baldwin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : "Chicago has no intelligentsia"? : consumer culture and intellectual life reconsidered.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mapping the Black metropolis : a cultural geography of the stroll.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • Making do : beauty, enterprise, and the "makeover" of race womanhood.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • Theaters of war : spectacles, amusements, and the emergence of urban film culture.
  • p. 91
  • 4.
  • birth of two nations : White fears, Black jeers, and the rise of a "race film" consciousness.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Sacred tastes : the migrant aesthetics and authority of gospel music.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • sporting life : recreation, self-reliance, and competing visions of race manhood.
  • p. 193
  • Epilogue : the crisis of the Black bourgeoisie, or, what if Harold Cruse had lived in Chicago?.
  • p. 233
Control code
982006027378
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 363 p.
Isbn
9780807857991
Lccn
2006027378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Chicago's new Negroes : modernity, the great migration, & Black urban life, Davarian L. Baldwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [297]-353) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : "Chicago has no intelligentsia"? : consumer culture and intellectual life reconsidered.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Mapping the Black metropolis : a cultural geography of the stroll.
  • p. 21
  • 2.
  • Making do : beauty, enterprise, and the "makeover" of race womanhood.
  • p. 53
  • 3.
  • Theaters of war : spectacles, amusements, and the emergence of urban film culture.
  • p. 91
  • 4.
  • birth of two nations : White fears, Black jeers, and the rise of a "race film" consciousness.
  • p. 121
  • 5.
  • Sacred tastes : the migrant aesthetics and authority of gospel music.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • sporting life : recreation, self-reliance, and competing visions of race manhood.
  • p. 193
  • Epilogue : the crisis of the Black bourgeoisie, or, what if Harold Cruse had lived in Chicago?.
  • p. 233
Control code
982006027378
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 363 p.
Isbn
9780807857991
Lccn
2006027378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., maps

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