Articles

The Manliest Man: How Jack Johnson Changed the Relationship of White Supremacy and Masculinity in America

Author: Devyn Halsted (University of Arizona)

  • The Manliest Man: How Jack Johnson Changed the Relationship of White Supremacy and Masculinity in America

    Articles

    The Manliest Man: How Jack Johnson Changed the Relationship of White Supremacy and Masculinity in America

    Author:

Abstract

Jack Johnson was an African American boxer in America at the turn of the century. This paper will detail Johnson's accomplishments and how his time as a household name changed the relationship between white supremacy and masculinity. The complex characteristics of masculinity in the 1900s strictly excluded African Americans. Sustaining white supremacy was crucial to maintaining mainstream masculinity. This study will focus on African Americans' and white Americans' views of Jack Johnson during his most famous years.

How to Cite:

Halsted, D., (2018) “The Manliest Man: How Jack Johnson Changed the Relationship of White Supremacy and Masculinity in America”, Footnotes: A Journal of History 2, p.97-122.

647 Views

1291 Downloads

Published on
26 Apr 2018
Peer Reviewed