J.A. Rogers : selected writings / edited by Louis J. Parascandola.

Rogers, J. A. (Joel Augustus), 1880-1966 [Browse]
Uniform title
First edition.
Knoxville : The University of Tennessee Press, [2023]
xi, 427 pages ; 24 cm


Summary note
"Largely self-educated, Joel Augustus Rogers spoke several languages and researched archives throughout the world in search of Black history. He was known as the "people's historian," devoting his life, alongside his supporters Marcus Garvey and Arturo Schomburg, to chronicling Black life to counter the negative stereotypes prevalent in the first half of the twentieth century. His numerous newspaper columns exhibited a gift for speaking to the average person yet were well-researched enough to earn praise from his more formally trained contemporaries, including W. E. B. Du Bois and Hubert H. Harrison. Surprisingly, Rogers's works, with the notable exception of the two-volume World's Great Men of Color, have not been published by mainstream presses and are only available in unannotated electronic editions"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Notes on the Selections and the Text
  • Excerpt: From Superman to Man, 1917
  • From As Nature Leads, 1919
  • "The Thrilling Story of the Maroons," Negro World, March 18, 1922
  • "The West Indies," Messenger, September 1922
  • From Blood-Money, New York Amsterdam News, April 1923
  • From "The Ku Klux Spirit: A Brief Outline of the
  • History of the Ku Klux Klan Past and Present," 1923
  • "Jazz at Home," Survey Graphic, March 1925; also The New Negro, 1925
  • "J. A. Rogers Makes Comparison of French and American Customs," New York Amsterdam News, October 14, 1925
  • "J. A. Rogers Gets 'First Hand' Impression of 'Blue Blood' Boosters," Pittsburgh Courier, March 6, (Interview with Two White Supremacists)
  • "What Are We, Negroes or Americans" Messenger, August 1926
  • "Is Black Ever White?" Messenger, September 1926
  • "Talks with Garvey in Prison," New York Amsterdam News, November 17, 1926
  • ["Is There Such a Thing as Negro Art?"] Opportunity, December 1926
  • Review of Paul Whiteman's book Jazz
  • "J. A. Rogers Discusses West Indian Women," Pittsburgh Courier, February 26, 1927
  • "Who Is the New Negro, and Why?" Messenger, March 1927
  • "Is the Star of the Folies-Bergere Really Married?" Pittsburgh Courier, July 16, 1927
  • Interview with Josephine Baker
  • "The Negro's Experience of Christianity and Islam," Review of Nations, January-March 1928
  • "Communism and the Negro," New York Amsterdam News, January 30, 1929
  • "Ahead of Its Time," New York Amsterdam News, April 10, 1929
  • Interview with Claude McKay
  • "Paris Pepper-Pot," Pittsburgh Courier, June 15, 1929
  • "The American Negro in Europe," American Mercury, May 1930
  • "Ruminations: Take a Poke at 'The Emperor Jones,'" New York Amsterdam News, September 27, 1933
  • From 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, 1934
  • "Italy Over Abyssinia," Crisis 42.2, February 1935
  • "J. A. Rogers Gets Exclusive Interview with Emperor" Pittsburgh Courier March 7, 1936
  • Interview with Emperor Haile Selassie
  • "Rogers Describes His 'Adventures in Jim-Crow Land,'" Pittsburgh Courier, August 8, 1936
  • "J. A. Rogers Rips 'Veil of Hypocrisy' from 'Best-Seller,'" Pittsburgh Courier, February 27, 1937
  • Review of Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind
  • "The Suppression of Negro History," Crisis, May 1940
  • From Your History, 1940
  • From Sex and Race, 1941-44
  • "Rogers Says: Exception Is Taken to Criticism of 'Black Boy,' Written by Theophilus Lewis," Pittsburgh Courier, July 14, 1945
  • From World's Great Men of Color, 1946-47
  • From Nature Knows No Color-Line, 1952
  • From Africa's Gift to America, 1961
  • From She Walks in Beauty, 1963
  • "Civil War Centennial: Myth and Reality," Freedomways Winter, 1963
  • 9781621907725 (hardcover)
  • 1621907724 (hardcover)
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