The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro

The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro
Whalan, Mark. The Great War and the Culture of the New Negro.

This is the first book to explore the wide-ranging significance of World War One to the culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Reading authors such as Langston Hughes, Nella Larsen, Alain Locke, James Weldon Johnson, and W.E.B. Du Bois, the book argues that the war served as a crucial event conditioning African American cultural understandings of masculinity, memory, and nationality in the 1920s and after.

Fields of Focus: African American Literary Studies, Modernism, British and American