Women, race & class

271 pages

English language

Published Sept. 11, 1983 by Vintage Books.

ISBN:
9780394713519

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5 stars (5 reviews)

A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

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[cw slavery, rape]

1) "If and when a historian sets the record straight on the experiences of enslaved Black women, she (or he) will have performed an inestimable service. It is not for the sake of historical accuracy alone that such a study should be conducted, for lessons can be gleaned from the slave era which will shed light upon Black women's and all women's current battle for emancipation. As a layperson, I can only propose some tentative ideas which might possibly guide a reexamination of the history of Black women during slavery."

2) "Of course the Republicans did not lend their support to woman suffrage after the Union victory was won. But it was not so much because they were men, it was rather because, as politicians, they were beholden to the dominant economic interests of the period. Insofar as the military contest between the North and the …

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Subjects

  • African Americans -- History
  • Sexism -- United States
  • Racism -- United States
  • United States -- Race relations
  • United States -- Economic conditions -- 1971-1981