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Claude McKay's Early Poetry (1911-1922): A Digital Collection

Posted by Amardeep Singh on July 19, 2017

A digital collection of Claude McKay's early poetry, including digital editions of his first two collections of poetry published in Jamaica, as well as his later collections published in the U.S. and England. Also included are various miscellaneous poems published in various Jamaican, American, and British periodicals that were not otherwise collected during the poet's lifetime. Site includes contextual and biographical essays and makes use of Scalar's visualization framework to help readers discover relationships among McKay's various poems. 

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Mapping The Green Book

Posted by Mapping The Gre... on August 27, 2012

This project, simply stated, is to map the best known of a handful of travel guides published specifically for African Americans from the 1930s through the 1960s including "Travelguide (Vacation and Recreation Without Humiliation)" and "The Negro Motorist Green Book." During the period between the onset of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement, "the Green Book" and other guides were trusted sources for lodging, restaurants, fuel stations and other amenities that were friendly and open to African American travelers.

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