The "Black Venus": Josephine Baker and afro-atlantic modernity

The purpose of this article is to examine aspects of black modernity in Brazil and, over all, to demonstrate as Josephine Baker - a famous Afro-American multiartist - was selectively portrayed by the press of the "men of color" in the agitated years of after-Abolition.

modernity; Afro-American; African diaspora; Black Atlantic; After-Abolition


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