352 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-4339-7
Published: October 2018
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4338-0
Published: October 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4340-3
Published: September 2018
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Awards & distinctions
Finalist, Pauli Murray Book Prize, African American Intellectual History Society
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.
About the Author
D'Weston Haywood is Associate Professor of History at Hunter College, City University of New York.
For more information about D'Weston Haywood, visit the Author Page.
"For readers interested in the history of the black freedom struggle, this work delivers an alternative and important view of the actors involved in producing the black press."--Library Journal, Starred Review
“Clearly articulates how gender indelibly shapes racial justice and the Black Press’ historical role in advancing it. Readers will benefit from Haywood’s careful deconstructions of the complex, and at times, competing “manly visions” offered by Black newspapermen.”--Black Perspectives
"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
"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