By Rupert Colley

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Yet in the political discourse of the day, the term “civil rights” was predominant, which is manifest for instance in the names of two acts intended to reinforce the emancipation of freed black people, the Civil Rights Act of 1866, which extended the rights of emancipated slaves, and the Civil Rights Act of 1871, which illegalized early Ku Klux Klan activity. Against the dominant political lexicon and despite his support for women’s franchise, Du Bois repeatedly expresses his outrage at “the denial of manhood rights” – rather than gender-neutral “civil rights” – to prologue 37 black people.

Du Bois’s excessive preoccupation with masculinity reveals his deep sense of anxiety over the condition of black manhood. Apart from the frequency with which he mentions this issue, his anxiety is visible in Du Bois’s use of the term “real man,” a hegemonic concept which always contains an exclusionary logic and depends on the groups excommunicated from it. Du Bois uses it to challenge his opponents. In “Of Booker T. ”77 Thus, Du Bois undermines Washington’s claims to Douglass’s heritage and paints a picture of citizenship deeply invested in militant masculinity.

Up from Slavery represents black men as protectors rather than aggressors in relation to white womanhood. Thus instead of the black brute, the white female victim, and the white protector, Washington represents black men as protectors of white femininity, whereas the sexual threat is projected onto the Northern soldier. Additionally, the purity of black womanhood is endangered by liberal education, which is intimately connected to immigration, urbanization, and the industrial North. This danger, how- prologue 31 ever, is only implicitly signaled in Washington’s texts; what is foregrounded is pastoral interracial coexistence.

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