Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1. African American Performance in the Harlem Renaissance
  • Part I. 1910-1918
  • Chapter 2. Men in Black and White: Race and Masculinity in the Heavyweight Title Fight of 1910
  • Chapter 3. Exoticism, Dance, and Racial Myths: Modern Dance and the Class Divide in the Choreography of Aida Overton Walker and Ethel Waters
  • Chapter 4. "The Pageant Is the Thing": Black Nationalism and The Star of Ethiopia
  • Part II. Black Drama
  • Chapter 5. Walter Benjamin and the Lynching Play: Mourning and Allegory in Angelina Weld Grimke's Rachel
  • Chapter 6. Migration, Fragmentation, and Identity: Zora Neale Hurston's Color Struck and the Geography of the Harlem Renaissance
  • Chapter 7. The Wages of Culture: Alain Locke and the Folk Dramas of Georgia Douglas Johnson and Willis Richardson
  • Part III. 1918-1927
  • Chapter 8. "In the Whirlwind and the Storm": Marcus Garvey and the Performance of Black Nationalism
  • Chapter 9. Whose Role Is It, Anyway?: Charles Gilpin and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Chapter 10. "What Constitutes a Race Drama and How May We Know It When We Find It?": The Little Theatre Movement and the Black Public Sphere
  • Chapter 11. Shuffle Along and the Quest for Nostalgia: Black Musicals of the 1920s
  • Chapter 12. Conclusion: The End of "Butter Side Up"
  • Notes
  • Index

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