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Words of fire : an anthology of African-American feminist thought

Words of fire : an anthology of African-American feminist thought

Author: Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Publisher: New York, NY : New Press : Distributed by W.W. Norton, [1995]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An anthology of African American Feminist thought.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Beverly Guy-Sheftall
ISBN: 1565842561 9781565842564
OCLC Number: 33270584
Description: xxvi, 577 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the evolution of feminist consciousnesss among African American women --
Chapter 1. Beginnings : in defense of our race and sex, 1831-1900. Religion and the pure principles of morality, the sure foundation on which we must build ; Lecture delivered at the Franklin Hall / Maria Miller Stewart --
Woman's rights ; When woman gets her rights man will be right / Sojourner Truth --
Woman's political future / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
The status of woman in America / Anna Julia Cooper --
Women in the Gospel / Julia A. J. Foote --
The opposite point of view ; A lofty study / Gertrude Bustill Mossell --
The progress of colored women / Mary Church Terrell --
Lynch law in America / Ida Wells-Barnett --
Chapter 2. Triumph and tribulation : defining Black womanhood, 1920-1957. The struggle of Negro women for sex and race emancipation / Elise Johnson McDougald --
The Negro woman and the ballot / Alice Dunbar-Nelson --
Introduction / Ula Taylor ; Our women getting into the larger life ; Women as leaders / Amy Jacques Garvey --
Negro women in our economic life / Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander --
A comparative study : accentuating the similarities of the societal position of women and Negroes / Florynce "Flo" Kennedy --
An end to the neglect of the problems of the Negro woman! / Claudia Jones --
Introduction / Margaret B. Wilkerson ; Simone de Beauvoir and 'The second sex' : an American commentary / Lorraine Hansberry --
Chapter 3. Civil rights and women's liberation : racial/sexual politics in the angry decades. Double jeopardy : to be Black and female / Frances Beale --
An argument for Black women's liberation as a revolutionary force / Mary Ann Weathers --
The Black movement and women's liberation / Linda La Rue --
A historical and critical essay for Black women / Patricia Haden, Donna Middleton, and Patricia Robinson --
The liberation of Black women / Pauli Murray --
Reflections on the Black woman's role in the community of slaves / Angela Davis --
Anger in isolation : a Black feminist's search for sisterhood / Michele Wallace --
Chapter 4. Beyond the margins : Black women claiming feminism. A Black feminist statement / The Combahee River Collective --
Lesbianism : an act of resistance / Cheryl Clarke --
Some home truths on the contemporary Black feminist movement / Barbara Smith --
Black women : shaping feminist theory / bell hooks --
Age, race, class, and sex : women redefining difference / Audre Lorde --
Multiple jeopardy, multiple consciousness : the context of Black feminist ideology / Deborah K. King --
Black theology and the Black woman / Jacquelyn Grant --
The social construction of Black feminist thought / Patricia Hill Collins --
Chapter 5. The body politic : sexuality, violence, and reproduction. Hearts of darkness / Barbara Omolade --
Rape and the inner lives of Black women in the Middle West : preliminary thoughts on the culture of dissemblance / Darlene Clark Hine --
Facing the abortion question / Shirley Chisholm --
Battered Black women : a challenge for the Black community / Beth E. Richie --
A new politics of sexuality / June Jordan --
The last taboo / Paula Giddings --
What can I say / Pearl Cleage --
Missing persons : African American women, AIDS, and the history of disease / Evelynn Hammonds --
Chapter 6. Reading the academy. Black women in academia / Margaret Walker Alexander --
Black feminist pedagogy and schooling in capitalist white America / Gloria Joseph --
Designing an inclusive curriculum : bringing all women into the core / Elizabeth Higginbotham --
Chapter 7. Discourses of resistance : interrogating Black nationalist ideologies. Feminist consciousness and Black women / Pauline Terrelonge --
Africa on my mind : gender, counterdiscourse, and African American nationalism / E. Frances White --
Black popular culture and the transcendence of patriarchal illusions / Barbara Ransby and Tracye Matthews --
In the closet of the soul / Alice Walker --
Epilogue / Johnetta B. Cole. Introduction: The evolution of feminist consciousness among African American women --
Beginnings: in defense of our race and sex, 1831-1900 --
Triumph and tribulation: defining black womanhood, 1920-1957 --
Civil rights and women's liberation: racial/sexual politics in the angry decades --
Beyond the margins: black women claiming feminism --
The body politic: sexuality, violence, and reproduction --
Reading the academy --
Discourses of resistance: interrogating black nationalist ideologies.
Responsibility: Beverly Guy-Sheftall ; [with an epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole].
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"The indefatigable Beverly Guy-Sheftall has put together a breathtaking sweep of African American feminist thought in one indispensable volume." -Elizabeth Spelman, professor of philosophy, Smith Read more...

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