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Title:
A question of manhood : a reader in U.S. Black men's history and masculinity
Author:
Hine, Darlene Clark.
Physical Description:
2 volumes ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. "Manhood rights": the construction of Black male history and manhood, 1750-1870 -- v. 2. "The 19th century": from emancipation to Jim Crow
ISBN:
9780253336392

9780253339249
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Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Summary

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.


Author Notes

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.


Table of Contents

Bill StricklandDarlene Clark Hine and Earnestine JenkinsEarnestine Jenkins and Darlene Clark HineKevin R. HardwickWilliam C. HineRichard LoweGary R. KremerDennis C. RouseyKenneth W. PorterManning MarableEric ArnesenAlex LichtensteinJ. R. OldfieldTodd L. SavittVicki HowardBetty M. KuykDavid K. WigginsMarvin E. FletcherPiero GleijesesRobyn WiegmanBrett WilliamsGeorge M. EberhartWilson J. Moses
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
IntroductionEarnestine Jenkins and Darlene Clark Hine
Part 1 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 1866Kevin Hardwick
2 Black Politicians in Reconstruction Charleston, South Caroline: A Collective StudyWilliam Hine
3 The Freedman's Bureau and Local Black LeadershipRichard Lowe
4 For Justice and a Fee: James Milton Turner and the Cherokee FreedmenGary Kremer
Part 2 "To Own Our Own Labor": Black Men, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Working Class Consciousness
5 Black Policemen in New Orleans during ReconstructionDennis Rousey
6 Negro Labor in the Western Cattle Industry, 1866-1900Kenneth W. Porter
7 The Politics of Black Land Tenure, 1877-1915Manning Marable
8 "Like Banquo's Ghost, It Will Not Down": The Race Question and the American Railroad Brotherhoods, 1880-1920Eric Arnesen
9 A Constant Struggle between Interest and Humanity: Convict Labor in the Coal Mines of the Old SouthAlex Lichtenstein
Part 3 Black Men, the Professions, and Fraternal Organizations
10 A High and Honorable Calling: Black Lawyers in South Caroline, 1868-1915R. J. Oldfield
11 Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920Todd Savitt
12 The Courtship Letters of an African American Couple: Race, Gender, Class, and the Cult of True WomanhoodVicki Howard
13 The African Derivation of Black Fraternal Orders in the United StatesBetty Kuyk
Part 4 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 LineDavid K. Wiggins
15 The Black Bicycle CorpsMarvin Fletcher
16 African Americans and the War against SpainPiero Gleijeses
Part 5 End of the Century Archetypes: Symbolic Constructions in Black Manhood and Masculinity
17 The Anatomy of LynchingRobyn Wiegman
18 The Heroic Appeal of John HenryBrett Williams
19 Stack Lee: The Man, the Music, and the MythGeorge Eberhart
20 Where Honor Is Due: Frederick Douglas as RepresentativeWilson Moses
Sources
Selected Bibliography
Index
Forewordp. XI
Prefacep. XV
Acknowledgmentsp. XIX
Introductionp. 1
Part 1 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 of 1866p. 15
2 Black Politicians in Reconstruction Charleston, South Carolina: A Collective Studyp. 36
3 The Freedmen's Bureau and Local Black Leadershipp. 62
4 For Justice and a Fee: James Milton Turner and the Cherokee Freedmenp. 71
Part 2 "To Own Our Own Labor": Black Men, Economic Self-Sufficiency, and Working-Class Consciousness
5 Black Policemen in New Orleans During Reconstructionp. 85
6 Negro Labor in the Western Cattle Industry, 1866-1900p. 105
7 The Politics of Black Land Tenure, 1877-1915p. 129
8 "Like Banquo's Ghost, It Will Not Down": The Race Question and the American Railroad Brotherhoods, 1880-1920p. 139
9 "A Constant Struggle Between Interest and Humanity": Convict Labor in the Coal Mines of the New Southp. 174
Part 3 Black Men, The Professions, and Fraternal Organizations
10 A High and Honorable Calling: Black Lawyers in South Carolina, 1868-1915p. 189
11 Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920p. 200
12 The Courtship Letters of an African American Couple: Race, Gender, Class, and the Cult of True Womanhoodp. 234
13 The African Derivation of Black Fraternal Orders in the United Statesp. 249
Part 4 Proving Black Manhood: The Allure of Sport and the Military in the Late Nineteenth Century
14 Peter Jackson and the Elusive Heavyweight Championship: A Black Athlete's Struggle Against the Late Nineteenth Century Color-Linep. 283
15 The Black Bicycle Corpsp. 309
16 African Americans and the War Against Spainp. 320
Part 5 End-of-the-Century Archetypes: Symbolic Constructions in Black Manhood and Masculinity
17 The Anatomy of Lynchingp. 349
18 The Heroic Appeal of John Henryp. 370
19 Stack Lee: The Man, the Music, and the Mythp. 387
20 Where Honor Is Due: Frederick Douglass as Representative Black Manp. 441
Sourcesp. 455
Selected Bibliographyp. 457
Indexp. 469

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