Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2012

208 Pages | 16 illustrations


ISBN: 9780199758326

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Prove It On Me

New Negroes, Sex, and Popular Culture in the 1920s

Erin Chapman

  • Provides a historically based interdisciplinary analysis using film, fiction, personal essays, and oral histories alongside more traditional archival materials as primary sources
  • Wide-ranging cultural history: offers perspective on the New Negro era from multiple genres of expression and multiple locations, not confined to one city or region and utilizing both literary and historical modes of analysis
  • Studies transformations in the function of race in the modern era and in urban space-from the explicit and violent imposition of white supremacy in the rural South to the insidious operation of white supremacy through cooptation and exploitation in a marketplace that seemed to celebrate African American talent and progress

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