Black Transpacific Culture and the Migratory Imagination

Vince Schleitwiler, “Black Transpacific Culture and the Migratory Imagination.” For African American Literature in Transition, 1900-1910, ed. Shirley Moody-Turner. Series ed. Joycelyn K. Moody. Cambridge University Press.

Book chapter for the 1900-1910 volume of a new series on African American literary history, focusing on the rise and historical consequences of black transpacific culture, with emphasis on the significance of the Philippine-American and Russo-Japanese wars. Subjects discussed include Theophilus G. Steward, Carter G. Woodson, education, popular entertainment, and schemes for colonial emigration.