Author spotlight: Jeffrey Stewart

Jeffrey C. Stewart is the author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke (Oxford University Press, 2018), winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction and the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Biography and the forthcoming book, Free Fall: The Crisis of the Black Intellectual Today! with Farrar, Strauss and Giroux.

The Other Empire Strikes Back
By Jeffrey Stewart   |   April 1, 2021

A little-known American tradition was evident in the backstory of Meghan Markle’s remarkable interview with Oprah Winfrey last Sunday that few recognize today. Unbeknownst to most, there exists a tradition of Black Victorians in America, the sophisticated middle-class African Americans who assimilated the tastes and manners of upper-class life in Britain, especially its aesthetic codes, […]