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Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism

Author: Erik S McDuffie
Publisher: Durham [NC] : Duke University Press, ©2011.
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Sojourning for Freedom portrays pioneering black women activists from the early twentieth century through the 1970s, focusing on their participation in the U.S. Communist Party (CPUSA) between 1919 and 1956. Erik S. McDuffie considers how women from diverse locales and backgrounds became radicalized, joined the CPUSA, and advocated a pathbreaking politics committed to black liberation, women's rights,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik S McDuffie
ISBN: 9780822350330 0822350335 9780822350507 0822350505
OCLC Number: 696318589
Description: xiv, 311 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Black communist women pioneers, 1919-1930 --
Searching for the Soviet promise, fighting for Scottsboro and Harlem's survival, 1930-1935 --
Toward a brighter dawn : black women forge the Popular Front, 1935-1940 --
Racing against Jim Crow, fascism, colonialism, and the Communist Party, 1940-1946 --
"We are sojourners for our rights" : the Cold War, 1946-1956 --
Ruptures and continuities, 1956 onward.
Responsibility: Erik S. McDuffie.
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Illuminates a pathbreaking black radical feminist politics forged by black women leftists active in the U.S. Communist Party between its founding in 1919 and its demise in the 1950s.  Read more...

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"Radical black women had to challenge both the CP's sexism and its racism, and McDuffie provides a judicious and finely tuned analysis of black women's complicated relationship with the Party. . . . Read more...

 
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