Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-288) and index.
The problem of George S. Schuyler -- The ten commandments -- The right to laugh -- Debunking Blackness -- The rising tide of color -- The Black Mencken -- Hokum and beyond -- Black no more.
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This is a focus on the life and early career of George Schuyler one of the important intellectuals of the Harlem Renaissance. The text presents an understanding of Schuyler as public intellectual while offering insights into the relations between race and satire during a formative period in African-American cultural history.