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“This number of ten essays makes a persuasive case for a black Atlantic literary renaissance and its impression on modernist reviews. The chapters stretch and problem present canonical configurations of modernism in methods: via contemplating the centrality of black artists, writers and intellectuals as key actors and center presences within the improvement of a modernist avant-garde; and through interrogating ‘blackness’ as a cultured and political classification at serious moments through the 20th century. this is often the 1st book-length e-book to discover the time period ‘Afromodernisms’ and the 1st learn to deal with jointly the cognate fields of modernism and the black Atlantic.”

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Fitzhugh Brundage, Lynching in the New South: Georgia and Virginia, 1880–1930 (Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1993); Paula Giddings, Ida: A Sword among Lions: Ida B. Wells and the Campaign against Lynching (New York: Amistad, 2008). 20. Jacqueline Jenkinson, Black 1919: Racism and Resistance in Imperial Britain (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2009); Laura Tabili, ‘We Ask for British Justice:’ Workers and Racial Difference in Late Imperial Britain (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1994).

88. 65. Langston Hughes, The Big Sea (New York: Hill and Wang, 1979), p. 162. indd 42 15/01/2013 13:51 Chapter 2 Futurist Responses to African American Culture Przemysław Stroz˙ek At the beginning of the twentieth century the first signs of African American culture in the form of dances – ragtime, the cakewalk, jazz, the Charleston – appeared in Europe as a new, original form of entertainment, and music craze, notably in the Parisian salons. At the time when avant-garde tendencies and a passion for primitivism were fuelling new artistic movements from cubism and Futurism to surrealism, it was only one term, ‘jazz’, that emerged to describe this experimental art and important cultural phenomenon.

Worley and C. G. 2 (1970), pp. 140–3. 15. W. E. B. Du Bois, cited in Contee, ‘Du Bois’, p. 16. 16. Hubert Harrison, cited in Lentz-Smith, Freedom Struggles, p. 158. 17. In France, for example, the national elections of 1919 brought the most conservative government to power since the 1870s. On French post-war politics see Benjamin F. Martin, France and the Après Guerre, 1918–1924: Illusions and Disillusionment (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1999); Sîan Reynolds, France between the Wars: Gender and Politics (New York and London: Routledge, 1996).

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