The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2022-05-28
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Excerpt:

The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a novel by James Weldon Johnson, an American writer, and civil rights activist. The book presents a fictional account of the life and adventures of a young biracial man, referred to as the "Ex-Colored Man." The protagonist lives in post-Reconstruction era America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He has to come over a variety of experiences, including witnessing a lynching, where he has to "pass" as white to secure his safety and advancement, and other dangerous adventures.

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2022-01-20
ISBN: 1529069211
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Excerpt:

James Weldon Johnson’s The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is a powerful, trailblazing novel that exposes the intricate relationship between race and class in late nineteenth-century America. Complete & Unabridged. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition is introduced by Dr Sam Halliday. After losing his mother at a very young age, the narrator is thrust from his comfortable, middle-class environment, afforded by his distant but aristocratic father, into the wider world. His passion for music begins in Georgia’s all-black church community and takes him from New York, where he plays ragtime for a rich white gentleman, to the South, where he witnesses lynchings and out of fear gives up his passion, as well as his race, to pass for white. Relevant to this day, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is an unflinching account of black experience in America.

New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson s The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson s  The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: Noelle Morrissette
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2017-07-15
ISBN: 0820350966
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Perspectives on James Weldon Johnson s The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Excerpt:

James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938) exemplified the ideal of the American public intellectual as a writer, educator, songwriter, diplomat, key figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and first African American executive of the NAACP. Originally published anonymously in 1912, Johnson’s novel The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man is considered one of the foundational works of twentieth-century African American literature, and its themes and forms have been taken up by other writers, from Ralph Ellison to Teju Cole. Johnson’s novel provocatively engages with political and cultural strains still prevalent in American discourse today, and it remains in print over a century after its initial publication. New Perspectives contains fresh essays that analyze the book’s reverberations, the contexts within which it was created and received, the aesthetic and intellectual developments of its author, and its continuing influence on American literature and global culture. Contributors: Bruce Barnhart, Lori Brooks, Ben Glaser, Jeff Karem, Daphne Lamothe, Noelle Morrissette, Michael Nowlin, Lawrence J. Oliver, Diana Paulin, Amritjit Singh, Robert B. Stepto

The Autobiography of an Ex coloured Man

The Autobiography of an Ex coloured Man
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1927
ISBN: 144292912X
Category: African American men
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex coloured Man Book Excerpt:

Fictional autobiography of a fair-skinned African American and his observations on race problems in America. Written by the first African American leader of the NAACP and native of Jacksonville, Fla.

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance A J

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance  A J
Author: Cary D. Wintz
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 696
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781579584573
Category: HISTORY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Harlem Renaissance A J Book Excerpt:

An interdisciplinary look at the Harlem Renaissance, it includes essays on the principal participants, those who defined the political, intellectual and cultural milieu in which the Renaissance existed; on important events and places.

A Spectacular Secret

A Spectacular Secret
Author: Jacqueline Goldsby
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 418
Release: 2006-08-15
ISBN: 0226301389
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spectacular Secret Book Excerpt:

This incisive study takes on one of the grimmest secrets in America's national life—the history of lynching and, more generally, the public punishment of African Americans. Jacqueline Goldsby shows that lynching cannot be explained away as a phenomenon peculiar to the South or as the perverse culmination of racist politics. Rather, lynching—a highly visible form of social violence that has historically been shrouded in secrecy—was in fact a fundamental part of the national consciousness whose cultural logic played a pivotal role in the making of American modernity. To pursue this argument, Goldsby traces lynching's history by taking up select mob murders and studying them together with key literary works. She focuses on three prominent authors—Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Stephen Crane, and James Weldon Johnson—and shows how their own encounters with lynching influenced their analyses of it. She also examines a recently assembled archive of evidence—lynching photographs—to show how photography structured the nation's perception of lynching violence before World War I. Finally, Goldsby considers the way lynching persisted into the twentieth century, discussing the lynching of Emmett Till in 1955 and the ballad-elegies of Gwendolyn Brooks to which his murder gave rise. An empathic and perceptive work, A Spectacular Secret will make an important contribution to the study of American history and literature.

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: Library of America
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2011-10-13
ISBN: 1598531131
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Excerpt:

First published anonymously in 1912, The Autobiography of an Ex- Colored Man has electrified readers ever since with its stark portrayal of the color line in America and its daring modernist style. Now The Library of America presents an annotated centennial edition, introduced by National Book Award Winner Charles R. Johnson (Middle Passage).

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance
Author: Mar Gallego,María del Mar Gallego Durán
Publsiher: LIT Verlag Münster
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9783825858421
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance Book Excerpt:

This book offers an insightful study of the significance of passing novels for the literary and intellectual debate of the Harlem Renaissance. Author Mar Gallego effectively uncovers the presence of a subversive component in five of these novels (by James Weldon Johnson, George Schuyler, Nella Larsen, and Jessie Fauset), turning them into useful tools to explore the passing phenomenon in all its richness and complexity. Her compelling study intends to contribute to the ongoing revision of the parameters conventionally employed to analyze passing novels by drawing attention to a great variety of textual strategies such as double consciousness, parody, and multiple generic covers. Examining the hybrid nature of these texts, Gallego skillfully highlights their radical critique of the status quo and their celebration of a distinct African American identity. Well researched and stimulating to read, Passing Novels in the Harlem Renaissance is an impressive work of scholarship and interpretat

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man  International Student Edition   Norton Critical Editions
Author: James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2016-04-04
ISBN: 0393614638
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man International Student Edition Norton Critical Editions Book Excerpt:

The Norton Critical Edition of this influential Harlem Renaissance novel includes related materials available in no other edition. Known only as the “Ex-Colored Man,” the protagonist in Johnson’s novel is forced to choose between celebrating his African American heritage or “passing” as an average white man in a post-Reconstruction America that is rapidly changing. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1912 text. It is accompanied by a detailed introduction, explanatory footnotes, and a note on the text. The appendices that follow the novel include materials available in no other edition: manuscript drafts of the final chapters, including the original lynching scene (chapter 10, ca. 1910) and the original ending (chapter 11, ca. 1908). An unusually rich selection of “Backgrounds and Sources” focuses on Johnson’s life; the autobiographical inspirations for The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man; the cultural history of the era in which Johnson lived and wrote; the noteworthy reception history for the 1912, 1927, and 1948 editions; and related writings by Johnson. In addition to Johnson, contributors include Eugene Levy, W. E. B. Du Bois, Carl Van Vechten, Blanche W. Knopf, and Victor Weybright among others. The four critical essays and interpretations in this volume speak to The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man’s major themes, among them irony, authorship, passing, and parody. Assessments are provided by Robert B. Stepto, M. Giulia Fabi, Siobhan B. Somerville, and Christina L. Ruotolo. A chronology of Johnson’s life and work and a selected bibliography are also included, as well as six images.

The Futures of American Studies

The Futures of American Studies
Author: Professor Robyn Wiegman,Donald E. Pease,Robyn Wiegman
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2002-10-21
ISBN: 9780822329657
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Futures of American Studies Book Excerpt:

DIVA state of the art portrait of the field of American studies--its interests and methodologies, its interactions with the social and cultural movements it describes and attempts to explain, and a compendium of likely directions the field will take in the f/div

Slumming in New York

Slumming in New York
Author: Robert M. Dowling
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2007
ISBN: 025207632X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slumming in New York Book Excerpt:

This remarkable exploration of the underbelly of New York City life from 1880 to 1930 takes readers through the city's inexhaustible variety of distinctive neighborhood cultures. Slumming in New York shows how the city's rich and poor, foreign-born and native-born, competed for a voice from such diverse vantage points as the East Side waterfront, the Bowery, the Tenderloin's "black bohemia," the Jewish Lower East Side, and mythic Harlem. Investigating a wide range of New York "slumming" narratives in which mainstream outsiders write about marginalized urban insiders, Robert M. Dowling shows how literary works transformed moral threats into cultural treasures.

Autobiography and Black Identity Politics

Autobiography and Black Identity Politics
Author: Kenneth Mostern
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 1999-06-13
ISBN: 9780521646796
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Autobiography and Black Identity Politics Book Excerpt:

A study of autobiography in twentieth-century African American culture.

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man
Author: James Weldon James Weldon Johnson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2016-05-14
ISBN: 9781533173027
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Autobiography of an Ex Colored Man Book Excerpt:

Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man By James Weldon Johnson One of the most prominent African-Americans of his time, James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) was a successful lawyer, educator, social reformer, songwriter, and critic. But it was as a poet and novelist that he achieved lasting fame. Among his most famous works, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man in many ways parallels Johnson's own remarkable life. First published in 1912, the novel relates, through an anonymous narrator, events in the life of an American of mixed ethnicity whose exceptional abilities and ambiguous appearance allow him unusual social mobility - from the rural South to the urban North and eventually to Europe.

Authentic Blackness

Authentic Blackness
Author: J. Martin Favor
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9780822323457
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Authentic Blackness Book Excerpt:

Explores the concepts of "blackness" and "race" in four seminal novels of the Harlem Renaissance.

Self discovery and Authority in Afro American Narrative

Self discovery and Authority in Afro American Narrative
Author: Valerie Smith
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 167
Release: 1991
ISBN: 9780674800885
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self discovery and Authority in Afro American Narrative Book Excerpt:

It is by telling the stories of their lives that black writers affirm and legitimize their autonomy. So Smith argues in this exploration of the relationship between autobiography and fiction in Afro-American writing. Smith sees plot construction and characterization as providing these narrators with a measure of authority unknown in their lives.

The New Negroes and Their Music

The New Negroes and Their Music
Author: Jon Michael Spencer
Publsiher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
Total Pages: 171
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780870499678
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Negroes and Their Music Book Excerpt:

Spencer's discussion encompasses the music and writings of a wide range of important figures, including James Weldon Johnson, Harry T. Burleigh, Roland Hayes, Marian Anderson, Alain Locke, William Grant Still, R. Nathaniel Dett, and Dorothy Maynor. He argues that the singular accomplishment of the Harlem Renaissance composers and musicians was to achieve a "two-tiered mastery" promoted by Johnson, Locke, the Harmon award, and Crisis and Opportunity magazines.

Race Passing and American Individualism

Race Passing and American Individualism
Author: Kathleen Pfeiffer
Publsiher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2009-09-30
ISBN: 9781558497849
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race Passing and American Individualism Book Excerpt:

A literary study of the ambiguities of racial identity in American culture.

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel
Author: Maria Giulia Fabi
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780252026676
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel Book Excerpt:

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel restores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African-American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation for the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing -- black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white -- M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African-American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, James Weldon Johnson, Frances E. W. Harper, and Edward A. Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Celebrating a distinctive, African-American history, culture, and worldview, these authors used passing to challenge the myths of racial purity and the color line. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, the domestic novel, and the utopian novel, to express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. She also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African-American critics from the 1850s to the 1990s and considers how their concerns about crafting a particular image for African-American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.

Sissy Insurgencies

Sissy Insurgencies
Author: Marlon B. Ross
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2022-01-28
ISBN: 1478022450
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sissy Insurgencies Book Excerpt:

In Sissy Insurgencies Marlon B. Ross focuses on the figure of the sissy in order to rethink how Americans have imagined, articulated, and negotiated manhood and boyhood from the 1880s to the present. Rather than collapsing sissiness into homosexuality, Ross shows how sissiness constitutes a historically fluid range of gender practices that are expressed as a physical manifestation, discursive epithet, social identity, and political phenomenon. He reconsiders several black leaders, intellectuals, musicians, and athletes within the context of sissiness, from Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, and James Baldwin to Little Richard, Amiri Baraka, and Wilt Chamberlain. Whether examining Washington’s practice of cleaning as an iteration of sissiness, Baldwin’s self-fashioned sissy deportment, or sissiphobia in professional sports and black nationalism, Ross demonstrates that sissiness can be embraced and exploited to conform to American gender norms or disrupt racialized patriarchy. In this way, sissiness constitutes a central element in modern understandings of race and gender.

Bakhtin and the Nation

Bakhtin and the Nation
Author: San Diego Bakhtin Circle Staff,Rhett Gambol,Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature Department of Hispanic Studies Christopher Conway
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780838754474
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bakhtin and the Nation Book Excerpt:

"The end of the twentieth century is marked by historic changes in nation-states and in the concepts of the nation and of nationalism. The ten essays in this volume give to the reader an inquiry into the problem of the nation with, and sometimes surpassing, the help of Russian philosopher Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved