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Women, race, & class

Author: Angela Y Davis
Publisher: London : Women's Press, 1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Longtime activist, author and political figure Angela Davis brings us this expose of the women's movement in the context of the fight for civil rights and working class issues. She uncovers a side of the fight for suffrage many of us have not heard: the intimate tie between the anti-slavery campaign and the struggle for women's suffrage. She shows how the racist and classist bias of some in the women's movement have  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Y Davis
ISBN: 0704338920 9780704338920
OCLC Number: 9820104
Description: 271 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. The legacy of slavery: standards for a New Womanhood ---
2. The anti-slavery movement and the birth of women's rights ---
3. Class and Race in the Early Women's Rights Campaign ---
4. Racism in the Woman Suffrage Movement ---
5. The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women ---
6. Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective ---
7. Woman Suffrage at the Turn of the Century: The Rising Influence of Racism ---
8. Black Women and the Club Movement ---
9. Working Women, Black Women and the History of the Suffrage Movement ---
10. Communist Women ---
11. Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist ---
12. Racism, Birth Control and Reproductive Rights ---
13. The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: a Working-Class Perspective.
Other Titles: Women, race, and class
Responsibility: Angela Y. Davis.

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First published in 1982 and now reissued, a collection of essays from this political commentator which examines the lives and achievements of black women under slavery and white women workers under  Read more...

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