Which Sin to Bear?
Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes
David E. Chinitz
Table of Contents
1. Becoming Langston Hughes
2. Producing Authentic Blackness
3. Authenticity in the Blues Poetry
4. The Ethics of Compromise
5. Simple Goes to Washington: Hughes and the McCarthy Committee
6. "Speak to me now of compromise": Hughes and the Specter of Booker T.
Appendix A: Hughes's Senate Testimony in Executive Session
Appendix B: Hughes's Public Testimony