This history departs from standard narratives of black protest, black men, and the black press by positioning newspapers at the intersections of gender, ideology, race, class, identity, urbanization, the public sphere, and black institutional life. Shedding crucial new light on the deep roots of African Americans' mobilizations around issues of rights and racial justice during the twentieth century, Let Us Make Men reveals the critical, complex role black male publishers played in grounding those issues in a quest to redeem black manhood.
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This book makes an excellent contribution to African American history, media studies, and gender history. It examines the powerful role the black press played in the African American community in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and offers us an opportunity to better define the popular limits and possibilities of manhood during the era of Jim Crow.Malinda Lindquist, University of Minnesota
A compelling account of the gendered discourse of the black press in the twentieth century. This work is essential for those wishing to understand the information economy, public discourse, and the ways men fashioned themselves and a larger quest for black citizenship and liberation.Quincy T. Mills, author of Cutting Along the Color Line: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America