Black Women's Intellectual Traditions Speaking Their Minds

ISBN-10: 1584656344
ISBN-13: 9781584656340
Edition: 2007
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Description: An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century black women is being rediscovered and restored to print in scholarly and popular editions. In Kristin Waters's and Carol B. Conaway's landmark edited collection, Black  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 4/30/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century black women is being rediscovered and restored to print in scholarly and popular editions. In Kristin Waters's and Carol B. Conaway's landmark edited collection, Black Women's Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds, sophisticated commentary on this rich body of work chronicles a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based in social and political theories that helped shape the history of North America. The book meticulously reclaims this American legacy, providing a collection of critical analyses of the primary sources and their vital traditions. Written by leading scholars, Black Women's Intellectual Traditions is particularly powerful in its exploration of the pioneering thought and action of the nineteenth-century black woman lecturer and essayist Maria W. Stewart, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, educator Anna Julia Cooper, newspaper editor Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and activist Ida B. Wells. The distinguished contributors are Hazel V. Carby, Patricia Hill Collins, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Kristin Waters, R. Dianne Bartlow, Carol B. Conaway, Olga Idriss Davis, Vanessa Holford Diana, Evelyn Simien, Janice W. Fernheimer, Michelle N. Garfield, Joy James, Valerie Palmer-Mehta, Carla L. Peterson, Marilyn Richardson, Evelyn M. Simien, Ebony A. Utley, Mary Helen Washington, Melina Abdullah, and Lena Ampadu. The volume will interest scholars and readers of African-American and women's studies, history, rhetoric, literature, poetry, sociology, political science, and philosophy.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Maria W. Stewart: Black Feminism in Public Places
Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer
Maria W. Stewart and the Rhetoric of Black Preaching: Perspectives on Womanism and Black Nationalism
A Woman Made of Words: The Rhetorical Invention of Maria W. Stewart
"No Throw-away Woman": Maria W. Stewart as a Forerunner of Black Feminist Thought
Incidents in the Lives: Free Women and Slaves
"Hear My Voice, Ye Careless Daughters": Narratives of Slave and Free Women before Emancipation
Literary Societies: The Work of Self-Improvement and Racial Uplift
"A Sign unto This Nation": Sojourner Truth, History, Orature, and Modernity
Harper, Hopkins, and Shadd Cary: Writing Our Way to Freedom
Narrative Patternings of Resistance in Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy and Pauline Hopkins' Contending Forces
"We Are All Bound Up Together": Frances Harper and Feminist Theory
Mary Ann Shadd Gary: A Visionary of the Black Press
Anna Julia Cooper: A Voice
Anna Julia Cooper: A Voice from the South
A Singing Something: Womanist Reflections on Anna Julia Cooper
Arguing from Difference: Cooper, Emerson, Guizot, and a More Harmonious America
Leadership, Activism, and the Genius of Ida B. Wells
"I Rose and Found My Voice": Claiming "Voice" in the Rhetoric of Ida B. Wells
The Emergence of a Black Feminist Leadership Model: African-American Women and Political Activism in the Nineteenth Century
Shadowboxing: Liberation Limbos-Ida B. Wells
Black Feminist Theory: From the Nineteenth Century to the Twenty-First
Some Core Themes of Nineteenth-Century Black Feminism
The Politics of Black Feminist Thought
Black Feminist Theory: Charting a Course for Black Women's Studies in Political Science
Selected Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index

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