Embracing Germany: interwar German society and Black Germans through the eyes of African-American reporters

AITKEN, Robbie (2018). Embracing Germany: interwar German society and Black Germans through the eyes of African-American reporters. Journal of American Studies, 52 (2), 447-473.

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    Abstract

    This article looks at the published reports on visits made to inter-war Germany by prominent black journalists Robert S. Abbot, J.A. Rogers and Lewis K. McMillan. Drawing on their own experiences as well as their engagement with German-based Blacks the reporters contrasted the oppressive conditions black people faced in the US with the apparent lack of colour prejudice in Germany. Their coverage serves as a critique of race relations in the US, while also providing snapshots into the conditions under which Black Germans lived as well as an insight into the writers' own perceptions of a broader Black Diaspora in development.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Black Internationalism; Black Germans; Interwar Germany and United States; African-American Reporters;
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Humanities Research Centre
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1017/S002187581700041X
    Page Range: 447-473
    Depositing User: Robbie Aitken
    Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 16:45
    Last Modified: 16 Nov 2018 13:49
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14021

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