Women, Race, & Class

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 29, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages
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A powerful study of the women's liberation 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. From the widely revered and legendary political activist and scholar Angela Davis.
 

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Contents

WOMENS RIGHTS
30
CLASS mu RACE IN rm EARLY WOMENS rucrns
46
RACISM IN THE WOMAN SUFFRACE MOVEMENT
70
THE MEANING or EMANCIPATION ACCORDING TO anc
87
BLACK WOMEN AND THE CLUB MOVEMENT
127
IO COMMUNIST WOMEN
149
RAPE RACISM mo THE MYTH or THE aucx mus1
172
THE APPROACHING OBSOLESCENCE OF HOUSEWORKI
238
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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.

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