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Today we continue our conversation with Timothy R. Buckner to talk about his new book, The Barber of Natchez Reconsidered: William Johnson and Black Masculinity in the Antebellum South, published by Louisiana State University Press in August 2023.
He is a complicated person and you make that very clear in your biography. I was especially curious how he as a free person of color fits into Natchez society, a community with many planters and large slave owners. He was also a wealthy person of color and thus an equal but not really an equal--how did he and whites
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Hello H-CivWar Readers:
Today we feature Timothy R. Buckner to talk about his new book, The Barber of Natchez Reconsidered: William Johnson and Black Masculinity in the Antebellum South, published by Louisiana State University Press in August 2023.
Timothy R. Buckner is associate professor of history at Troy University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the coeditor of Fathers, Preachers, Rebels, Men: Black Masculinity in U.S. History and Literature, 1820–1945.
Tim, how did you come to write a book about such a prominent black individual in Mississippi?
Wood, Larry. Lady Rebels of Civil War Missouri. Civil War Series. Charleston: History Press, 2022. 160 pp. $23.99 (paper), ISBN 9781467150095.
Thomas F. Curran (Cor Jesu Academy)
Published on H-CivWar (September, 2023)
Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)