"The Most Enthusiastic Antiquarian": Enslaved Testimony and New Negro Recovery

Nicholas Rinehart

Harvard University

Nicholas Rinehart is a doctoral candidate in English at Harvard University writing a dissertation on the history of enslaved testimony in the wider Atlantic world. His research has appeared in Transition, Callaloo, Journal of Social History, and Journal of American Studies with additional essays forthcoming in MELUS, Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography (Oxford UP), and Cambridge Companion to Richard Wright. He is also a co-editor, with Wai Chee Dimock et al., of American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler (2017), a new web-and-print anthology published by Columbia UP.


The New Negro Movement is conventionally considered the first African American cultural expression of modernity. Spanning the final years of the nineteenth century and reaching its apex during the Harlem Renaissance of the... [ view full abstract ]


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