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  1. The Black Chicago Renaissance
    Beginning in the 1930s, Black Chicago experienced a cultural renaissance that lasted into the 1950s and rivaled the cultural outpouring in the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. The contributors to this volume analyze this prolific... Learn More
    Published: 25th June 2012
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  2. Jazz Internationalism
    Jazz Internationalism offers a bold reconsideration of jazz's influence in Afro-modernist literature. Ranging from the New Negro Renaissance through the social movements of the 1960s, John Lowney articulates nothing less than... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 2017
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  3. Building the Black Metropolis
    From Jean Baptiste Point DuSable to Oprah Winfrey, black entrepreneurship has helped define Chicago. Robert E. Weems Jr. and Jason P. Chambers curate a collection of essays that place the city as the center of the black business... Learn More
    Published: 10th August 2017
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  4. Archibald Motley Jr. and Racial Reinvention
    An essential African American artist of his era, Archibald Motley Jr. created paintings of black Chicago that aligned him with the revisionist aims of the New Negro Renaissance. Yet Motley's approach to constructing a New Negro--a... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2017
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  5. Black Post-Blackness
    A 2008 cover of The New Yorker featured a much-discussed Black Power parody of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image put a spotlight on how easy it is to flatten the Black Power movement as we imagine new types of blackness. Margo... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2017
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  6. Booker T. Washington in American Memory
    Since the 1960s, many historians have condemned Booker T. Washington as a problematic, even negative, influence on African American progress. This attitude dramatically contrasts with the nationwide outpouring of grief and reverence... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2017
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  7. Slavery at Sea
    Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more widely, the... Learn More
    Published: 30th September 2016
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  8. Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism
    Radical Aesthetics and Modern Black Nationalism explores the long-overlooked links between black nationalist activism and the renaissance of artistic experimentation emerging from recent African American literature, visual art,... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2016
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  9. Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners
    During the early twentieth century, a diverse group of African American women carved out unique niches for themselves within New York City's expansive informal economy. LaShawn Harris illuminates the labor patterns and economic... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2016
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  10. Painting the Gospel
    Innovative and lavishly illustrated, Painting the Gospel offers an indispensable contribution to conversations about African American art, theology, politics, and identity in Chicago. Kymberly N. Pinder escorts readers on an eye-opening... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2016
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  11. Word Warrior
    Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style engaged listeners with fascinating... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2015
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  12. Spatializing Blackness
    Over 277,000 African Americans migrated to Chicago between 1900 and 1940, an influx unsurpassed in any other northern city. From the start, carceral powers literally and figuratively created a prison-like environment to contain... Learn More
    Published: 30th August 2015
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  13. Humane Insight
    In the history of black America, the image of the mortal, wounded, and dead black body has long been looked at by others from a safe distance. Courtney Baker questions the relationship between the spectator and victim and urges... Learn More
    Published: 12th August 2015
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  14. Funk the Erotic
    Funk. It is multisensory and multidimensional philosophy used in conjunction with the erotic, eroticism, and black erotica. It is the affect that shapes film, performance, sound, food, technology, drugs, energy, time, and the... Learn More
    Published: 7th August 2015
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  15. Grounds of Engagement
    Part literary history, part cultural study, Grounds of Engagement examines the relationships and exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground throughout the antiapartheid... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2015
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  16. The Pekin
    In 1904, political operator and gambling boss Robert T. Motts opened the Pekin Theater in Chicago. Dubbed the "Temple of Music," the Pekin became one of the country's most prestigious African American cultural institutions,... Learn More
    Published: 25th April 2014
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