"Why Don't You Get Acquainted With Your Race?": The Bookshelf and the Making of Black Middlebrow Culture in the 1920s
The forgotten story of a book-review column and the black middlebrow; the process by which a communal effort turned Du Bois' model of the Talented Tenth on its head.
||Harlem Renaissance, Black Press, African American Literature, Middlebrow
International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 3, Issue 9, pp.253-262.
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Zoe Trodd is on the tutorial board in the department of History and Literature at Harvard University and has degrees from Cambridge University and Harvard. She has published the books "Meteor of War: The John Brown Story" (Blackwell, 2004, with John Stauffer); "American Protest Literature" (Harvard University Press, 2006); and "To Plead Our Own Cause: Narratives of Modern Slavery" (Cornell University Press, 2007, with Kevin Bales). She has also published numerous articles on American literature, history and visual culture, and is a director of the Zamani Foundation.
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