Uncontrollable Blackness : African American Men and Criminality in Jim Crow New York / Douglas J. Flowe.

By: Flowe, Douglas J [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooksJustice, power, and politics: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2020]Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469655758; 1469655756Subject(s): Crime and race -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Men -- Identity | Man-woman relationships -- Social aspects | African Americans -- Segregation -- New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Uncontrollable Blackness.DDC classification: 305.38/896073 LOC classification: E185.86 | F585 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
No sunshine in the city : crime, control, and the crucible of public space -- Sex, blood, guns, and gambling : pleasure, profit, and peril in New York City's black saloons -- White women forced to live in negro dives : Roosevelt Sharp's abduction trial and the contested terrain of white women's bodies -- To let her know she did me wrong : illegality, domestic authority, and the politics of black intimacy -- Been here long enough : prison, parole, and the pursuit of a better life in black imagination.
Summary: "In the wake of emancipation, black men in northern urban centers like New York faced economic isolation, marginalization, and racial violence. In response, some of those men opted to participate in underground economies, to protect themselves when law enforcement failed to do so, and to exert control over public space through force. Douglas J. Flowe traces how public racial violence, segregation in housing and leisure, and criminal stigmatization in popular culture and media fostered a sense of distress, isolation, and nihilism that made crime and violence seem like viable recourses in the face of white supremacy. He examines self-defense against state violence, crimes committed within black social spaces and intimate relationships, and the contest of white and black masculinity"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

No sunshine in the city : crime, control, and the crucible of public space -- Sex, blood, guns, and gambling : pleasure, profit, and peril in New York City's black saloons -- White women forced to live in negro dives : Roosevelt Sharp's abduction trial and the contested terrain of white women's bodies -- To let her know she did me wrong : illegality, domestic authority, and the politics of black intimacy -- Been here long enough : prison, parole, and the pursuit of a better life in black imagination.

"In the wake of emancipation, black men in northern urban centers like New York faced economic isolation, marginalization, and racial violence. In response, some of those men opted to participate in underground economies, to protect themselves when law enforcement failed to do so, and to exert control over public space through force. Douglas J. Flowe traces how public racial violence, segregation in housing and leisure, and criminal stigmatization in popular culture and media fostered a sense of distress, isolation, and nihilism that made crime and violence seem like viable recourses in the face of white supremacy. He examines self-defense against state violence, crimes committed within black social spaces and intimate relationships, and the contest of white and black masculinity"-- Provided by publisher.

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