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

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48. 49. 50. 51. 41 Darwin, 1875–1910: Vernacular Modernity in France (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009). Reid Badger, A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); Stephen L. Harris, Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African American 369th Infantry in World War I (Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2003). Tyler Stovall, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996). On the introduction of jazz in France see Jeffrey H. ), Paris in the Jazz Age (Washington, DC: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics of Georgetown College, 2001).

For the diplomats gathered in Paris, a major concern was to prevent the Red menace from spreading and to preserve a capitalist economy and society badly shaken by more than four years of brutal warfare. 7 If conflicts between East and West loomed large in 1919, so did those between North and South. Although it began as a classic European power struggle, the Russian Revolution and America’s entry transformed World War I into a war for democracy and national self-determination. A major consequence was the destruction of every empire in continental Europe, replaced in 1919 by nation-states based on popular sovereignty and identity.

48. 49. 50. 51. 41 Darwin, 1875–1910: Vernacular Modernity in France (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2009). Reid Badger, A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995); Stephen L. Harris, Harlem’s Hell Fighters: The African American 369th Infantry in World War I (Washington, DC: Brassey’s, 2003). Tyler Stovall, Paris Noir: African Americans in the City of Light (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1996). On the introduction of jazz in France see Jeffrey H. ), Paris in the Jazz Age (Washington, DC: Faculty of Languages and Linguistics of Georgetown College, 2001).

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