Ain't I A Woman

Ain't I A Woman

Black Women and Feminism

Book - 1981
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A groundbreaking work of feminist history and theory analyzing the complex relations between various forms of oppression. Ain't I a Woman examines the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the historic devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism within the recent women's movement, and black women's involvement with feminism.
Publisher: Boston, MA : South End Press, 1981
ISBN: 9780896081291
Branch Call Number: History 305.48896 Hoo


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Feb 09, 2018

I've been watching wonderful bell hooks videos on YouTube - and this thin but meaty volume helps set the groundwork for my understanding the difficult topics of slavery and the subjugation of black women from the colonial era through the 1970's. I want to adjust the lens I see people of color through and this eye-opening book is only the tip of white privilege's very large iceberg. The title comes from a speech made by Sojourner Truth in 1851.


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