By Darlene Clark Hine, Earnestine L. Jenkins
A question of Manhood: A Reader in Black Men's background and Masculinity, is the 1st anthology of ancient experiences keen on topics and concerns principal to the development of Black masculinities. The editors pointed out those essays from between a number of hundred articles released in recent times in best American heritage journals and educational periodicals. quantity II alternatives 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 battle throughout the finish of the 19th century. The writings integrated in quantity conceal issues within the lives of black males that contact on management, paintings and the professions, relations and neighborhood, activities and the army, and just like black males within the higher society.
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Hardwick will be allowed to remain” had reported that “colored soldiers interfere with their labors and tell the freed people that the statements made to them . . 25 iii At public meetings, private parties, and informal interactions in taverns and on sidewalks, the freedmen, and especially the black soldiers, challenged traditional norms for black behavior and demeanor. Blacks held mass public meetings at least three times in Memphis in the summer of 1865, including a parade led by the Fort Pickering military band on May 30 that began at Main and Beale streets, on the edge of the Memphis business district.
The presence of black soldiers in Memphis, and their relations with both black and white residents of the city, are central to understanding the riot. 6 i The violence of the riot, and the social tension that underlay it, ultimately derived from the wartime migration of thousands of black men and women. Memphis, like most southern cities, experienced a vast influx of former slaves during and after the war. By March 1863, General Stephen A. Hurlbut was writing from Memphis requesting instructions on what to do with “the vast numbers of worthless negroes” that congregated around the city.
Phyllis Premier described the actions of the men who broke into her house. ” Primus Lane was asked why he thought the mob selected his house to burn. “I will tell you as near as I can. I had a son in the army and my son came here; there was a grocery right opposite. ”43 Likewise, the rioting crowd assaulted people wearing blue or wearing parts of a Union uniform. Dr. Quimby described the death of one of the soldiers from his regiment. “This corporal was either going or coming from some work he was doing.
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