By Darlene Clark Hine, Earnestine L. Jenkins
A question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men's historical past and Masculinity, is the 1st anthology of historic reviews taken with issues and matters important to the development of Black masculinities. The editors pointed out those essays from between a number of hundred articles released lately in best American heritage journals and educational periodicals. quantity II choices up the place quantity I left off, carrying on with to target gender by means of interpreting the lives of African American males within the tumultuous interval following the Civil conflict throughout the finish of the 19th century. The writings incorporated in quantity disguise issues within the lives of black males that contact on management, paintings and the professions, relatives and group, activities and the army, and a dead ringer for black males within the greater society.
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Is it for the purpose of ‘conciliating’ their old rebel masters & assisting them to get help to secure their Cotton Crop? ” A subsequent investigation of the situation in Memphis revealed that Dudley and his officers had indeed been bribed to supply planters with the black laborers picked up by their patrols, and that many blacks were bound over to planters by force. 22 Union officers far more scrupulous than General Dudley were troubled by the large number of freedmen who appeared to have little to no regular work.
Joe Brown, a sergeant in a black regiment stationed at Fort Pickering, testified about an encounter with a policeman. The policeman, Brown related, “said to me I wish I could get a chance to kill all the Damned Nigger Soldiers and I said you cant kill me— he then stepped back a few paces and ran up and struck me with his club, on the head—at that time another Policeman came up and he struck me several times. ”33 iv Conflict between soldiers and policemen became routine in the weeks before the riot exploded on May 1.
Planters and businessmen in Memphis complained constantly to federal officers about the “idleness” of former slaves. ” Communications between officers in the army and the Freedmen’s Bureau often echoed these concerns. John H. Grove, reporting in September 1865 on the conditions of black life in Memphis, asserted that while many blacks in Memphis lived comfortably and had jobs, “a large number are vagrants, who left the plantations upon which they were formerly employed . . who are idle and destitute.
A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men's History and Masculinity, Vol. 2: The 19th Century: From Emancipation to Jim Crow (Blacks in the Diaspora) by Darlene Clark Hine, Earnestine L. Jenkins