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.
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.
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 PERSPECTIVE
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