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Righteous propagation : African Americans and the politics of racial destiny after Reconstruction

Author: Michele Mitchell
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchell, Michele, 1965-
Righteous propagation.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004
(OCoLC)1003192106
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele Mitchell
ISBN: 0807829021 9780807829028 0807855677 9780807855676
OCLC Number: 54881760
Description: xxi, 388 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : to better our condition one way or another : African Americans and the concept of racial destiny --
A great, grand & all important question : African American emigration to Liberia --
The Black man's burden : imperialism and racial manhood --
The strongest, most intimate hope of the race : sexuality, reproduction, and Afro-American vitality --
The righteous propagation of the nation : conduct, conflict, and sexuality --
Making the home life measure up : environment, class, and the healthy race household --
The colored doll is a live one! : material culture, Black consciousness, and cultivation of intraracial desire --
A burden of responsibility : gender, "miscegenation," and race type --
What a pure, healthy, unified race can accomplish : collective reproduction and the sexual politics of Black nationalism --
Epilogue : the crossroads of destiny.
Responsibility: by Michele Mitchell.
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