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Color & culture [electronic resource] : Black writers and the making of the modern intellectual / Ross Posnock.

By: Posnock, Ross.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998Description: 1 online resource (353 p.).ISBN: 9780674042339 (electronic bk.); 0674042336 (electronic bk.).Other title: Color and culture.Subject(s): American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Language and culture -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | African Americans -- Intellectual life | Locke, Alain, 1885-1954 | African Americans in literature | Blacks -- Intellectual life | Locke, Alain, 1886-1954 | Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 | Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1886-1954 | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- Auteurs noirs am�ericains | Langage et culture -- �Etats-Unis -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | Litt�erature am�ericaine -- 20e si�ecle -- Histoire et critique | Noirs am�ericains -- Vie intellectuelle | Noirs am�ericains dans la litt�erature | Noirs -- Vie intellectuelle | �Etats-Unis -- Vie intellectuelle -- 20e si�ecle | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Negers | Amerikaans | Schrijvers | IntellectualismeGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Color & culture.DDC classification: 810.9/896073 Other classification: 18.06 Online resources: ebrary | EBSCOhost Summary: In this book, Ross Posnock shows that black writers, far from being recent arrivals, were arguably the first modern American intellectuals. W.E.B. Du Bois's ideal of a "higher and broader and more varied human culture" is at the heart of a cosmopolitan tradition that Posnock identifies as a missing chapter in American literary and cultural history. The book offers a much needed historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century - from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from Du Bois, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt to Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, from Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern of the black intellectual.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [331]-346) and index.

In this book, Ross Posnock shows that black writers, far from being recent arrivals, were arguably the first modern American intellectuals. W.E.B. Du Bois's ideal of a "higher and broader and more varied human culture" is at the heart of a cosmopolitan tradition that Posnock identifies as a missing chapter in American literary and cultural history. The book offers a much needed historical perspective on "black intellectuals" as a social category, ranging over a century - from Frederick Douglass to Patricia Williams, from Du Bois, Pauline Hopkins, and Charles Chesnutt to Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, from Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin to Samuel Delany and Adrienne Kennedy. These writers challenge two durable assumptions: that high culture is "white culture" and that racial uplift is the sole concern of the black intellectual.

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