Women, Race & Class
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 12. velj 1983. - Broj stranica: 288
From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.
“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—The New York Times
Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.
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Moreover , her involvement in the abolitionist movement during the years following the London convention had taught her that it was possible to organize a political challenge to oppression . Many of the women who would answer the call ...
As if to drive this point home , history has imparted a final irony to the movement initiated in 1848 : Of all the women attending the Seneca Falls Convention , the only one to live long enough to actually exercise her right to vote ...
Lucretia Mott described her decision to attend in a letter to Elizabeth Cady Stanton : We are now in the midst of a convention of the colored people of the city . Douglass and Delany - Remond and Garnet are here - all taking an active ...
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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - oddandbookish - LibraryThing
I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book's central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - eenee - LibraryThing
This is a wonderful collection of essays about race (mainly black Americans v. white Americans/immigrants). Davis includes some really important information about early rich white (American) lady ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju