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Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930$
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Angela Hornsby-Gutting

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032931

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032931.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.1) Introduction
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Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930
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Angela Hornsby-Gutting

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0006

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show how North Carolina's black men and women were equally engaged in community-based activism during the Jim Crow era. Central to this investigation is an examination of men's appropriation of communal spaces — generally labeled public and private — to promote gendered agency, cooperation, and, at times, sexual dominance. The factors influencing the development of African-American gender identity are then discussed. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   African American men, black men, disenfranchisement, Jim Crow era, communal spaces, gender identity

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