Stormy Weather

Middle-Class African American Marriages between the Two World Wars

by Anastasia C. Curwood

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  • 9780807834343
  • 9780807868386
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, Anastasia C. Curwood explores the public and private negotiations over gender relationships inside marriage that consumed upwardly mobile black Americans between 1918 and 1942.


  • The University of North Carolina Press; November 2010
  • ISBN: 9780807868386
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  • Title: Stormy Weather
  • Author: Anastasia C. Curwood
  • Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
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  • 9780807834343
  • 9780807868386

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Stormy Weather inaugurates a discussion of intimate life among African Americans that is sure to be lively and productive.--H-Net Reviews

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780807834343
  • 9780807868386