Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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Sojourning for freedom : black women, American communism, and the making of black left feminism

Author: Erik S McDuffie
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2011
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik S McDuffie
ISBN: 9780822350507 0822350505
OCLC Number: 1040379401
Notes: Index.
Description: xiv, 311 p. : ill.
Contents: Acknowledgments ixAbbreviations xiiiIntroduction 11. Black Communist Women Pioneers, 1919-1930 252. Searching for the Soviet Promise, Fighting for Scottsboro and Harlem's Survival, 1930-1935 583. Toward a Brighter Dawn: Black Women Forge the Popular Front, 1935-1940 914. Racing against Jim Crow, Fascism, Colonialism, and the Communist Party, 1940-1946 1265. "We Are Sojourners for Our Rights": The Cold War, 1946-1956 1606. Ruptures and Continuities, 1956 Onward 193Notes 221Bibliography 261Index 297
Responsibility: Erik S. McDuffie.

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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 blackwomen's complicated relationship with the Party. . . . Read more...

 
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