Dismantling Black Manhood: An Historical and Literary Analysis of the Legacy of Slavery

Dismantling Black Manhood: An Historical and Literary Analysis of the Legacy of Slavery

by Daniel P. Black
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

Overview

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Drawing on documents between 1794 and 1863, shows how the forms and symbols of manhood in pre-colonial West Africa were destroyed by slavery, and how male slaves strove to redefine what it meant to be an adult male in the absence of the communal discussion. Captivity is shown to have erased not only the rites of manhood the functions and activities by which men fulfilled the social roles as warrior, husband, father, and protector. The reconstructed notions included such aspects as sexual performance, absolute patriarchal domination of the household, and the devaluation of and commitments that impinge on independence. They seemed to be largely in place by the time slavery ended, and African-American men carried them into their new status. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136789816
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/10/2012
Series:
Studies in African American History and Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
198
File size:
2 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >