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Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930
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Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

Abstract

Historical treatments of race during the early 20th century have generally focused on black women's activism. Leading books about the disenfranchisement era hint that black men withdrew from positions of community leadership until later in the century. This book argues that middle-class black men in North Carolina in fact actively responded to new manifestations of racism. Focusing on the localized, grassroots work of black men during this period, the author offers new insights about rarely scrutinized interracial dynamics as well as the interactions between men and women in the black communit ... More

Keywords: race, activism, disenfranchisement era, black men, North Carolina, racism, interracial dynamics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813032931
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032931.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Hornsby-Gutting, author
University of Mississippi

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