TITLE

REINFORCING MANLINESS: BLACK STATE MILITIAS, THE SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR, AND THE IMAGE OF THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 1891-1900

AUTHOR(S)
Amron, Andrew D.
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Journal of African American History;Fall2012, Vol. 97 Issue 4, p401
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the portrayal of African American soldiers during the 1890s in U.S. newspapers and literature, including a depiction of their role in the Spanish-American War of 1898. The depiction the masculinity of African American military personnel, including their putative courage in the 1898 Battle of San Juan Hill, Cuba during which they allegedly rescued the U.S. Lieutenant Colonel and later U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, is discussed. An overview of African American militias, including their training exercises, is provided.
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86136000

 

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