A Question of Manhood

A Question of Manhood : A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity, "Manhood Rights": The Construction of Black Male History and Manhood, 1750-1870

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Each of these essays illuminates an important dimension of the complex array of Black male experiences as workers, artists, warriors, and leaders. The essays describe the expectations and demands to struggle, to resist, and facilitate the survival of African American culture and community. Black manhood was shaped not only in relation to Black womanhood, but was variously nurtured and challenged, honed and transformed against a backdrop of white male power and domination, and the relentless expectations and demands on them to struggle, resist, and to facilitate the survival of African-American culture and community.show more

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  • Paperback | 624 pages
  • 155.7 x 233.7 x 41.9mm | 950.51g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 figures
  • 0253213436
  • 9780253213433

About Darlene Clark Hine

Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of History at Michigan State University. She is co-editor of More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas, co- author of A Shining Thread of Hope: The History of Black Women in America, and author of Hine Sight: Black Women and the Reconstruction of American History.Earnestine Jenkins is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Memphis. She has published articles that have appeared in numerous books and journals, including Milestones in Black American History, and Aspects of Ethiopian Art.show more

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ContentsForewordPrefaceAcknowledgmentsIntroduction / Earnestine Jenkins and Darlene Clark HinePart One: Constructing Citizenship: The Evolution of Black Male Leadership1. "Your Old Father Abe Lincoln is Dead and Damned": Black Soldiers and the Memphis Race Riot after 1866 / Kevin Hardwick2. Black Politicians in Reconstruction Charleston, South Caroline: A Collective Study / William Hine3. The Freedman's Bureau and Local Black Leadership / Richard Lowe4. For Justice and a Fee: James Milton Turner and the Cherokee Freedmen / Gary KremerPart Two: "To Own Our Own Labor": Black Men, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Working Class Consciousness5. Black Policemen in New Orleans during Reconstruction / Dennis Rousey6. Negro Labor in the Western Cattle Industry, 1866-1900 / Kenneth W. Porter7. The Politics of Black Land Tenure, 1877-1915 / Manning Marable8. "Like Banquo's Ghost, It Will Not Down": The Race Question and the American Railroad Brotherhoods, 1880-1920 / Eric Arnesen9. A Constant Struggle between Interest and Humanity: Convict Labor in the Coal Mines of the Old South / Alex LichtensteinPart Three: Black Men, the Professions, and Fraternal Organizations10. A High and Honorable Calling: Black Lawyers in South Caroline, 1868-1915 / R. J. Oldfield11. Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920 / Todd Savitt12. The Courtship Letters of an African American Couple: Race, Gender, Class, and the Cult of True Womanhood / Vicki Howard13. The African Derivation of Black Fraternal Orders in the United States / Betty KuykPart Four: Proving Black Manhood: The Allure of Sport and the Military in the Late 19th Century14. "Peter Jackson and the Elusive Heavyweight Championship": A Black Athlete's Struggle against the Late Nineteenth Century Color Line / David K. Wiggins15. The Black Bicycle Corps / Marvin Fletcher16. African Americans and the War against Spain / Piero GleijesesPart Five: End of the Century Archetypes: Symbolic Constructions in Black Manhood and Masculinity17. The Anatomy of Lynching / Robyn Wiegman18. The Heroic Appeal of John Henry / Brett Williams19. Stack Lee: The Man, the Music, and the Myth / George Eberhart20. Where Honor Is Due: Frederick Douglas as Representative / Wilson MosesSourcesSelected BibliographyIndexshow more

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