Words of Fire An Anthology of African-American Feminist Thought

ISBN-10: 1565842561
ISBN-13: 9781565842564
Edition: 1995
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Description: This major anthology traces the development of black feminist thought from the early 1880s to the present day. It includes historical documents such as Sojourner Truth's speech and contemporary pieces on issues of today like AIDS and abortion.

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List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: New Press, The
Publication date: 9/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 577
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

This major anthology traces the development of black feminist thought from the early 1880s to the present day. It includes historical documents such as Sojourner Truth's speech and contemporary pieces on issues of today like AIDS and abortion.

Johnnetta B. Cole is the current president of Bennett College and President Emerita of Spelman College.

Preface
Selections
Acknowledgments
Introduction: The Evolution of Feminist Consciousness Among African American Women
Beginnings: In Defense of Our Race and Sex, 1831-1900
Maria Miller Stewart
Religion and the Pure Principles of Morality, the Sure Foundation on Which We Must Build
Lecture Delivered at the Franklin Hall
Sojourner Truth
Woman's Rights
When Woman Gets Her Rights Man Will Be Right
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
Woman's Political Future
Anna Julia Cooper
The Status of Woman in America
Julia A. J. Foote
Women in the Gospel
Gertrude Bustill Mossell
The Opposite Point of View
A Lofty Study
Mary Church Terrell
The Progress of Colored Women
Ida Wells-Barnett
Lynch Law in America
Triumph and Tribulation: Defining Black Womanhood, 1920-1957
Elise Johnson McDougald
The Struggle of Negro Women for Sex and Race Emancipation
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
The Negro Woman and the Ballot
Amy Jacques Garvey
Our Women Getting into the Larger Life
Women as Leaders
Sadie Tanner Mosell Alexander
Negro Women in Our Economic Life
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy
A Comparative Study: Accentuating the Similarities of the Societal Position of Women and Negroes
Claudia Jones
An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!
Lorraine Hansberry
Simone de Beauvoir and The Second Sex: An American Commentary
Civil Rights and Women's Liberation: Racial/Sexual Politics in the Angry Decades
Frances Beale
Double Jeopardy: To Be Black and Female
Mary Ann Weathers
An Argument for Black Women's Liberation as a Revolutionary Force
Linda La Rue
The Black Movement and Women's Liberation
Patricia Haden, Donna Middleton, and Patricia Robinson
A Historical and Critical Essay for Black Women
Pauli Murray
The Liberation of Black Women
Angela Davis
Reflections on the Black Woman's Role in the Community of Slaves
Michele Wallace
Anger in Isolation: A Black Feminist's Search for Sisterhood
Beyond the Margins: Black Women Claiming Feminism
The Combahee River Collective
A Black Feminist Statement
Cheryl Clarke
Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance
Barbara Smith
Some Home Truths on the Contemporary Black Feminist Movement
Bell Hooks
Black Women: Shaping Feminist Theory
Audre Lorde
Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference
Deborah K. King
Multiple Jeopardy, Multiple Consciousness: The Context of Black Feminist Ideology
Jacquelyn Grant
Black Theology and the Black Woman
Patricia Hill Collins
The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought
The Body Politic: Sexuality, Violence, and Reproduction
Barbara Omolade
Hearts of Darkness
Darlene Clark Hine
Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West: Preliminary Thoughts on the Culture of Dissemblance
Shirley Chisholm
Facing the Abortion Question
Beth E. Richie
Battered Black Women: A Challenge for the Black Community
June Jordan
A New Politics of Sexuality
Paula Giddings
The Last Taboo
Pearl Cleage
What Can I Say
Evelynn Hammonds
Missing Persons: African American Women, AIDS, and the History of Disease
Reading the Academy
Margaret Walker Alexander
Black Women in Academia
Gloria Joseph
Black Feminist Pedagogy and Schooling in Capitalist White America
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Designing an Inclusive Curriculum: Bringing All Women into the Core
Discourses of Resistance: Interrogating Black Nationalist Ideologies
Pauline Terrelonge
Feminist Consciousness and Black Women
E. Frances White
Africa on My Mind: Gender, Counterdiscourse, and African American Nationalism
Barbara Ransby and Tracye Matthews
Black Popular Culture and the Transcendence of Patriarchal Illusions
Alice Walker
In the Closet of the Soul
Epilogue
Selected Bibliography
Index

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