Words of Fire

Words of Fire

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qIn this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times. Only since the seventies have black women used the term qfeminism.q And yet, it is that concept that she uses to bring into the same frame the ideas and analyses of Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances W.E. Harper of the early nineteenth century, and the work of women such as the late Audre Lorde, Barbara Smith, and bell hooks who stand on the threshold of the twenty-first century... She has refused to cut off contemporary African American women from the long line of sisters who have righteously struggled for the liberation of African American women from the dual oppressions of racism and sexism.q --From the epilogue by Johnnetta B. Cole, President, Spelman College qThe indefatigable Beverly Guy-Sheftall has put together a breathtaking sweep of African American feminist thought in one indispensable volume.q --Elizabeth Spelman, Professor of Philosophy, Smith CollegeFor example, Elsa Barkley Brown subtitles her essay on black womena#39;s history, aquot; how my mother taught me to be a historian in spite of my academic training.a€aquot;a#39; Similarly, Joyce Ladner maintains that growing up as a black woman in the South anbsp;...

Title:Words of Fire
Author: Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Publisher:The New Press - 2013-12-13

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