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Women, race & class

Angela Y. Davis (Author)
"Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women's rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmett Till, and Margaret Sanger's racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work."-- ProQuest Ebook Central resource page, viewed March 24, 2023
eBook, English, 1983
First Vintage books edition View all formats and editions
Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York, 1983
1 online resource (271 pages)
9780307798497, 9781299174061, 0307798496, 129917406X
The legacy of slavery : standards for a new womanhood
The anti-slavery movement and the birth of women's rights
Class and race in the early women's rights campaign
Racism in the woman suffrage movement
The meaning of emancipation according to black women
Education and liberation : black women's perspective
Woman suffrage at the turn of the century : the rising influence of racism
Black women and the club movement
Working women, black women and the history of the suffrage movement
Communist women
Rape, racism and the myth of the black rapist
Racism, birth control and reproductive rights
The approaching obsolescence of housework : a working-class perspective
Originally published by Random House Inc. in 1981
Electronic reproduction, [Place of publication not identified], HathiTrust Digital Library, 2020