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Righteous propagation [electronic resource] : African Americans and the politics of racial destiny after Reconstruction / by Michele Mitchell.

Author/Creator:
Mitchell, Michele, 1965-
Publication:
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (411 p.)
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Subjects:
African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Race identity.
African Americans -- Sexual behavior.
Sex role -- United States -- History.
Sex -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
Human reproduction -- Political aspects -- United States -- History.
African American intellectuals -- History.
African American political activists -- History.
United States -- Race relations.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Between 1877 and 1930 African American activists promoted an array of strategies for progress and power built around "racial destiny," the idea that black Americans formed a collective whose future existence would be determined by the actions of its members. , Michele Mitchell examines the reproductive implications of "racial destiny".
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Note on Usage and Terminology; Prologue. To Better Our Condition One Way or Another: African Americans and the Concept of Racial Destiny; 1. A Great, Grand, & All Important Question: African American Emigration to Liberia; 2. The Black Man's Burden: Imperialism and Racial Manhood; 3. The Strongest, Most Intimate Hope of the Race: Sexuality, Reproduction, and Afro-American Vitality; 4. The Righteous Propagation of the Nation: Conduct, Conflict, and Sexuality; 5. Making the Home Life Measure Up: Environment, Class, and the Healthy Race Household
6. The Colored Doll Is a Live One!: Material Culture, Black Consciousness, and Cultivation of Intraracial Desire7. A Burden of Responsibility: Gender, ''Miscegenation,'' and Race Type; 8. What a Pure, Healthy, Unified Race Can Accomplish: Collective Reproduction and the Sexual Politics of Black Nationalism; Epilogue. The Crossroads of Destiny; Notes; Bibliography; Index;
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-372) and index.
ISBN:
0-8078-7594-5
OCLC:
476237118