Chapter 9 (4310)

Chapter 9 (4310) - ? 5. How was W.E.B. DuBois' early life...

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Study Guide. Chapter 9 The preconditions for modern art I-II. Introduction, James Whistler 1. In the first years American intellectual standing vis a vis Europeans was a non- issue. In the 1700s Americans in Europe dealt with Europeans on a roughly equal footing. But in the 1800s Americans in Europe did not measure up. Discuss. 2. Do James McNeill Whistler's early years explain why his artistic attitudes were so un-American? * How did he differ from most Americans (and English) as to the social function of art? III. Henry James -not assigned IV. Frederick Douglas/Booker T. Washington/W.E.B. DuBois 3. How did Frederick Douglass' life affect the thinking of Northerners (pre Civil War)? 4. How did Booker T. Washington's early life relate to his later attitudes on how blacks should react to whites? a. What was the influence of Up from slavery
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Unformatted text preview: ? 5. How was W.E.B. DuBois' early life different from that of most African Americans? How did it contribute to his sense of "twoness"? ( Talented Tenth ) a. How did DuBois differ from Booker T. Washington re African Americans policies? V. Early Black Culture (minstrel shows) 6. What was the social function of minstrel shows for whites? 7. What was the social function of (later) minstrel shows for blacks? 8. ID: Charles Matthews, Thomas D. Rice, W.C. Handy, Stephen Foster VI. Scott Joplin and ragtime 9. Technically -- how does (do?) the blues differ from most other western music? 10. Re social context -- how did African music differ from Western music? a. call-and-response pattern, cake-walk 11. In the New World, how was slave music functional? 12. How did Scott Joplin's career demonstrate the new potential and the new frustrations of the black artist? (include issue of conceptualizing black culture) a. Terms/IDs: ragtime...
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course POLS 4310 taught by Professor Green during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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