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I Will Wear No Chain!

I Will Wear No Chain!

by Christopher Booker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275956377

ISBN-13: 9780275956370

Pub. Date: 09/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This volume traces the social history of African American men from the days of slavery to the present, focusing on their achievements, their changing image, and their role in American society. The author places the contemporary issue of Black men's disproportionate involvement with criminal justice within its social and historical context, while analyzing the most

Overview

This volume traces the social history of African American men from the days of slavery to the present, focusing on their achievements, their changing image, and their role in American society. The author places the contemporary issue of Black men's disproportionate involvement with criminal justice within its social and historical context, while analyzing the most significant movements aiming to improve the status of Blacks in our society. The book's main thesis is that an ever-changing, yet ever-present, process of criminalization has entrapped Black men throughout history, thus creating a major barrier to their collective development. The topics discussed include the role of Blacks in the Civil War, Booker T. Washington, the Civil Rights movement, and the Million Man March.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275956370
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/30/2000
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile:
1670L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Slavery and the Development of Black Male Masculinity, 1619-1860

The Context of Black Masculine Development during the Antebellum Era

The Development of African American Masculinity among Free Black Males 1619-1861

The Civil War and the Black Male

African American Males and the Challenge of Emancipation, 1865-1895

Booker T. Washington, Accommodationism, and Black Masculinity

Black Males, Race Riots, and the Scourge of Lynching

Marcus Garvey and the New Negro Man

The Emergence of the Urban Black Male: African American Males and Increasing Black Power, 1945-1972

African American Males in Contemporary Society, 1972-Present

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