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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.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Intellectual and activist biography of four key black women leaders in the U.S. Communist Party illuminating the complex interplay of race, gender, sexuality, and politics and providing a genealogy for black women's movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
McDuffie, Erik S., 1970-
Sojourning for freedom.
Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010054508
(OCoLC)696318589
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erik S McDuffie
ISBN: 9780822394402 0822394405
OCLC Number: 746464507
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 311 pages) : illustrations
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 blackwomen's complicated relationship with the Party. . . . Read more...

 
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