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Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

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ISBN-10: 146962091X

ISBN-13: 9781469620916

Edition: 2015

Authors: Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, Barbara D. Savage

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Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dedicated to recovering the contributions of thinkers marginalized by both their race and gender, these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, both formally educated and self-taught, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2015
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/13/2015
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 0.72" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Mia E. Bay is professor of history at Rutgers University.

Robert G. O'Meally is Zora Neale Hurston Professor of American Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of numerous books, including The Jazz Cadence of American Cultureand Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday.Brent Hayes Edwards is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University and the author of The Practice of Diaspora: Literature, Translation, and the Rise of Black Internationalism.Farah Jasmine Griffin is a professor of English, comparative literature, and African American studies at Columbia University. She is the author of If You Can't Be Free, Be a Mystery: In Search of Billie Holiday.

Roy Morris, Jr., is the author of numerous books, including Lighting Out for the Territory: How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain.Barbara Dianne Savage is Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania.