The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

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More than 200,000 African American soldiers fought in World War I, and returningtroops frequently spoke of "color-blind" France. Such cosmopolitan experiences, along with the brutal, often desegregated no-man's-land between the trenches, forced African American artists and writers to reexamine their relationship to mainstream (white) American culture.The war represented a seminal moment for African Americans, and in the 1920s and 1930s it became a touchstone for such diverse cultural concerns as the pan-African impulse, the ...

The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro 2008, University Press of Florida

ISBN-13: 9780813032061

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