15. February 7 – February 14

It’s been a busy week of writing – but even after I had to push back the deadline a few days because of the flu, I finally have a draft of the introduction and first chapter! Next, I’m going to have to make significant revisions to Chapter 2 and begin to read in earnest to prepare for Chapter 3. Below are a few works that I might start with:


Susan Gillman and Alys Eve Weinbaum, Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W.E.B. Du Bois (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007).

Maria Farland, “W.E.B. DuBois, Anthropometric Science, and the Limits of Racial Uplift,” American Quarterly 58, no. 4 (Dec. 2006): 1017-1045.

Amy Helene Kirschke, “DuBois and ‘The Crisis’ Magazine: Imaging Women and Family,” Source 24, no. 4 (Summer 2005): 35-45.


Maurice Wallace, “Constructing the Black Masculine: Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, and the Sublimits of African American Autobiography,” in Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill (Durham: Duke University Press, 1885): 245-270.

Jacqueline Anne Rouse, “Out of the Shadow of Tuskegee: Margaret Murray Washington, Social Activism, and Race Vindication,” The Journal of Negro History 81, no. 1/4 (Winter 1996): 31-46.

“The Jeremiad in the Age of Booker T. Washington: Washington versus Ida B. Wells, 1895-1915,” from David Howard-Pitney, The African American Jeremiad (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2005).

“Margaret Murray Washington, Pauline Hopkins, and the New Negro Woman,” from Martha H. Patterson, Beyond the Gibson Girl: Reimagining the American New Woman, 1895-1915 (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2005): 50-79.

David Sehat, “The Civilizing Mission of Booker T. Washington,” The Journal of Southern History 73, no. 2 (May 2007): 323-362.