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Author English, Daylanne K.

Title Unnatural selections : eugenics in American modernism and the Harlem Renaissance / Daylanne K. English
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages) : illustrations
Contents W.E.B. Du Bois's family crisis -- T.S. Eliot's strange gods : celibacy, hierarchy, and tradition -- The making and delivering of Americans in Gertrude Stein's early writings, 1903-1925 -- Blessed are the barren : lynching, reproduction, and the drama of new Negro womanhood, 1916-1930 -- New white women the U.S. eugenic family studies field workers, 1910-1918
Summary In challenging conventional constructions of the Harlem Renaissance and American modernism, Daylanne English argues that in the 1920s, the form and content of writings by figures as disparate as W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, Gertrude Stein, and Nella Larsen were shaped by anxieties regarding immigration and intraracial breeding
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-260) and index
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Subject American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Eugenics in literature.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
American literature -- White authors -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Modernism (Literature) -- United States
African Americans in literature.
Harlem Renaissance.
Race in literature.
Medicine -- History -- 20th century
Eugenics -- history
Literature -- history
History, 20th Century
Harlem Renaissance.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature
African Americans -- Intellectual life
American literature
American literature -- African American authors
American literature -- White authors
Eugenics in literature
Harlem Renaissance
Modernism (Literature)
Race in literature
Eugenik Motiv
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003021778
ISBN 0807863521