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My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South

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My Brother Slaves: Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South

Sergio A. Lussana

This is the first book-length study of enslaved men and masculinity in the antebellum South. It examines the close relationships shared among enslaved men and argues that the lives of these men were intertwined. Across the antebellum South, enslaved men created an all-male subculture, engaging in homosocial recreational pursuits such as drinking, gambling, wrestling, and hunting. Through these activities, they constructed markers of status, identity ... Read more

 

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