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Stormy Weather: Middle-Class African American Marriages Between the Two World Wars

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The so-called New Negroes of the period between World Wars I and II embodied a new sense of racial pride and upward mobility for the race. Many of them thought that relationships between spouses could be a crucial factor in realizing this dream. But there was little agreement about how spousal relationships should actually function in an ideal New Negro marriage. Shedding light on an often-overlooked aspect of African American social history, Curwood explores the public and private negotiations over gender relationships inside marriage that consumed upwardly mobile black Americans between 1918 and 1942.

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Anastasia C. Curwood is assistant professor of African American and diaspora studies at Vanderbilt University.

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ISBN:
9781469609812
Author:
Curwood, Anastasia C.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
new negroes
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black americans 1918-1942
Subject:
african american marital relationships
Subject:
new negro marriage
Subject:
african american marital ideals
Subject:
historical african american marital relationships
Subject:
African American Studies-General
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Ethnic Studies » Racism and Ethnic Conflict
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General

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