A Question of Manhood, Volume 2

A Question of Manhood, Volume 2 : A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity, The 19th Century: From Emancipation to Jim Crow

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A Question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men's History and Masculinity, is the first anthology of historical studies focused on themes and issues central to the construction of Black masculinities. The editors identified these essays from among several hundred articles published in recent years in leading American history journals and academic periodicals. Volume II picks up where volume I left off, continuing to focus on gender by examining the lives of African American men in the tumultuous period following the Civil War through the end of the nineteenth century. The writings included in volume two cover themes in the lives of black men that touch on leadership, work and the professions, family and community, sports and the military, and the image of black men in the larger society.
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  • Paperback | 503 pages
  • 155.2 x 235 x 25.9mm | 821.12g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253214602
  • 9780253214607
  • 2,181,118

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Contents Foreword Preface Acknowledgements Introduction / Earnestine Jenkins and Darlene Clark Hine Part One: Constructing Citizenship: The Evolution of Black Male Leadership 1. "Your Old Father Abe Lincoln is Dead and Damned": Black Soldiers and the Memphis Race Riot after 1866 / Kevin Hardwick 2. Black Politicians in Reconstruction Charleston, South Caroline: A Collective Study / William Hine 3. The Freedman's Bureau and Local Black Leadership / Richard Lowe 4. For Justice and a Fee: James Milton Turner and the Cherokee Freedmen / Gary Kremer Part Two: "To Own Our Own Labor": Black Men, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Working Class Consciousness 5. Black Policemen in New Orleans during Reconstruction / Dennis Rousey 6. Negro Labor in the Western Cattle Industry, 1866-1900 / Kenneth W. Porter 7. The Politics of Black Land Tenure, 1877-1915 / Manning Marable 8. "Like Banquo's Ghost, It Will Not Down": The Race Question and the American Railroad Brotherhoods, 1880-1920 / Eric Arnesen 9. A Constant Struggle between Interest and Humanity: Convict Labor in the Coal Mines of the Old South / Alex Lichtenstein Part Three: Black Men, the Professions, and Fraternal Organisations 10. A High and Honorable Calling: Black Lawyers in South Caroline, 1868-1915 / R. J. Oldfield 11. Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920 / Todd Savitt 12. The Courtship Letters of an African American Couple: Race, Gender, Class, and the Cult of True Womanhood / Vicki Howard 13. The African Derivation of Black Fraternal Orders in the United States / Betty Kuyk Part Four: Proving Black Manhood: The Allure of Sport and the Military in the Late 19th Century 14. "Peter Jackson and the Elusive Heavyweight Championship": A Black Athlete's Struggle against the Late Nineteenth Century Color Line / David K. Wiggins 15. The Black Bicycle Corps / Marvin Fletcher 16. African Americans and the War against Spain / Piero Gleijeses Part Five: End of the Century Archetypes: Symbolic Constructions in Black Manhood and Masculinity 17. The Anatomy of Lynching / Robyn Wiegman 18. The Heroic Appeal of John Henry / Brett Williams 19. Stack Lee: The Man, the Music, and the Myth / George Eberhart 20. Where Honor Is Due: Frederick Douglas as Representative / Wilson Moses Sources Selected Bibliography Index
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