Women, Race, & Class

Women, Race, & Class

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An in-depth study of women and race explores the complex relationship between racism and sexism, analyzes the role of women and race, and traces the historical connection between sexism, racism, and class consciousnessshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 271 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 272.15g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Ballantine Books Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0394713516
  • 9780394713519
  • 84,496

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"As useful an exposition of the current dilemmas of the women's movement as one could hope for."--Los Angeles Times Book Reviewshow more

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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.show more

Table of contents

1. The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood 2. The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women's Rights 3. Class and Race in the Early Women's Rights Campaign 4. Racism in the Woman Suffrage Movement 5. The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women 6. Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective 7. Woman Suffrage at the Turn of the Century: The Rising Influence of Racism 8. Black Women and the Club Movement 9. Working Women, Black Women, and the History of the Suffrage Movement 10. Communist Women 11. Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist 12. Racism, Birth control and Reproductive Rights 13. The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-class Perspectiveshow more

About Angela Y Davis

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.show more