I Am A Man!: Race, Manhood, And The Civil Rights Movement

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01

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This explores key groups, leaders and events in the civil rights movement to understand how activists used race and manhood to articulate their visions of what American society should be. He demonstrates that both segregationists and civil rights activists harnessed masculinist rhetoric, tapping into assumptions about race, gender, and sexuality.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
INTRODUCTION Am I Not a Man and a Brother? 1(10)
CHAPTER ONE Man the Guns 11(28)
CHAPTER TWO A Question of Honor 39(22)
CHAPTER THREE Freedom Summer and the Mississippi Movement 61(26)
CHAPTER FOUR God's Angry Men 87(20)
CHAPTER FIVE The Moynihan Report 107(24)
CHAPTER SIX I Am a Man!: The Memphis Sanitation Strike 131(22)
CHAPTER SEVEN "The Baddest Motherfuckers Ever to Set Foot Inside of History" 153(26)
CONCLUSION "The Heartz of Men" 179(10)
Notes 189(28)
Bibliography 217(18)
Index 235

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