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

Anastasia C. Curwood


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, this book explores the public and private negotiations over gender relationships inside marriage that consumed upwardly mobile black Americans between 19 ... More

Keywords: New Negroes, racial pride, upward mobility, spousal relationships, marriage, African American, social history, gender relationships, black Americans, marital ideals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834343
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807868386_curwood


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anastasia C. Curwood, author