New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars

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Index
ABB. See African Blood Brotherhood
Adorno, Theodor, 67
AFL. See American Federation of Labor
African Blood Brotherhood (ABB), 35–36, 37, 46, 72, 211n20
African culture, 85–86
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” (Razaf), 25
Algren, Nelson, 179–82, 186, 188. See also Somebody in Boots
Allen, Ernest, Jr., 28
Allen, James S., 36, 211n18
Allen, Robert G., 197
Alsberg, Henry G., 101
Althusser, Louis, 22
“America” (McKay), 65
American Caravan (Brooks), 112, 115, 213n16

American Culture Between the Wars (Kalaidjian), 98, 204n7

American Federation of Labor (AFL), 35
American Hunger (Wright), 158, 177, 178
American national identity, 20, 21, 37
American Peace Mobilization, 187
Amsterdam News, 1, 25
Anderson, Kyrill M., 54, 69, 70, 73
Anti-Communism: and civil rights movement, 3, 203723; Cold War, 3; and interracial sexuality, 127–28, 131, 136, 140, 149, 215n29; and McKay’s Soviet pilgrimage, 89–90; and “Southern Terror,” 146. See also Anti-Communist literary/historical theory; Black Communist disillusionment
Anti-Communist literary/historical theory, 3–5, 204n7; and Great Depression, 7–8; and Harlem Renaissance, 16–24; and interracialism, 4, 204n7; and Soviet influence, 68–70; and Wright-Hurston debate, 4, 157
Anti-Lynching Crusaders, 216n20
Armstrong, Louis, 13–15, 50
Association of Southern Women for the Prevention of Lynching, 216n20
Attaway, William, 2, 205n14
Awkward, Michael, 10–11, 175
Baker, Houston, 43–44, 207n14
Baldwin, James, 85, 156, 217n26
Banjo (McKay), 111
Baraka, Amiri, 214n6
Bassett, Theodore, 126
Bates, Ruby, 132, 136–38, 140, 150, 216n20
Batouala (Maran), 104
Bauman, Zygmunt, 208n23

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