The Communist debate: Socialism as a political discourse in the Harlem Renaissance

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Fred Canada (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: If there ever existed an era in which socialism palpitated some sort of communal significance in African America’s cultural infrastructure—a significance that might have altered America’s entire sociopolitical discourse—then that very, preeminent, ideological hour was starkest within the reign of The Harlem Renaissance. My research should seek to reveal how ideological clashes between The Social Democratic Party and The Communist in Europe affected the intellectual agencies working in America, in particular, inasmuch as to better understand what challenges both the gendered and ethnic voices of the working class were up against in an era dominated by white heteronormativity.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2015
Socialism, Communism, Harlem Renaissance, American politics, European history, Nationalism, Jews, Holocaust

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