Rhae Lynn Barnes

About Rhae Lynn

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

Christopher Smith & Michael Borshuk on Josephine Baker Primary Sources  Josephine Baker’s “Banana Dance” at Folies Bergere in Paris c1927   Josephine Baker in “Zouzou” (1934) Duke Ellington & the Cotton Club Orchestra, “Echoes of the Jungle” (1931) Guided Discussion Questions  Why do you think that Josephine Baker chose music and dance as a way… MORE

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The Show Must Go On Where It’s At: I Got Two Turn Tables and a Microphone Welcome back! History 389: “People Get Ready: American Cultural History” will now be rebranded as “History 389: The Show Must Go On.” I promised when we evacuated campus, I will do everything in my power to make this transition… MORE

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Required Reading  Matthew Algeo, Pedestrianism. (Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014) Pedestrianism Visual Culture Gallery Precept Assignment We will be doing an in-precept exercise grounded in Pedestrianism. We will simulate a city council meeting debate on whether or not the Astley Belt Race should be permitted to take place at Madison Square Garden during March 1879. Dickinson… MORE

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