UNIT 3: "The New South"

2/17: CLASS CANCELLED (SNOW)

2/19: "Old Negro"/"New Negro": An American Typology
2/24: Lynching
2/26: Race, Culture and Tradition: Jazz as Cultural Property


M 2/17: CLASS CANCELLED (SNOW)

W 2/19: "Old Negro"/"New Negro": An American Typology

Essay:
Essays:

TEXTBOOK: Leon F. Litwack, Chs. 4-6, in Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (New York: Knopf, 1998): 179-325.

TEXTBOOK: Richard Wright, Black Boy, Chs. 1-4 ("Southern Night"), pp. 3-121.

Documents:


M 2/24: Lynching

Essays:

TEXTBOOK: Leon F. Litwack, Ch. 1, "Baptisms," in Trouble in Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (New York: Knopf, 1998): 3-51.

TEXTBOOK: Richard Wright, Black Boy, Chs. 5-13 ("Southern Night"), pp. 122-257.

Documents:

Blackhead Signpost Road, Southampton County

Alex Manly and the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot

Without Sanctuary: Photographs and Postcards of Lynching in America

"Lynching Party is Dispersed," Charlottesville (Va.) Daily Progress, April 17, 1917


W 2/26: Race, Culture and Tradition: Jazz as Cultural Property
Guest Lecturer: Prof. Travis Jackson, University of Michigan

Prof. Jackson is an ethnomusicologist who has contributed to Black Music Research Journal, Current Musicology, and The Cambridge Companion to Jazz, and whose new book, Blowin' the Blues Away: Performance and Meaning on the New York Jazz Scene, will be published soon by the University of California Press. His scholarly interests include jazz, rock, ethnography, urban space and recording technology.


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