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The New Negro: Readings on Race, Representation, and African American Culture, 1892-1938
When African American intellectuals announced the birth of the "New Negro" around the turn of the twentieth century, they were attempting through a bold act of renaming to change the way blacks were depicted and perceived in America. By challenging stereotypes of the Old Negro, and declaring that the New Negro was capable of high achievement, black writers tried to ...more
Paperback, 591 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Princeton University Press
(first published October 8th 2007)
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Henry Louis Gates Jr. is a Professor of African and African-American Studies at Harvard University and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is well-known as a literary critic, an editor of literature, and a proponent of black literature and black cultural studies.More about Henry Louis Gates Jr....