To Turn the Whole World Over: Black Women and Internationalism

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Keisha Blain, Tiffany Gill
University of Illinois Press, Mar 16, 2019 - Social Science - 280 pages
Black women undertook an energetic and unprecedented engagement with internationalism from the late nineteenth century to the 1970s. In many cases, their work reflected a complex effort to merge internationalism with issues of women's rights and with feminist concerns. To Turn the Whole World Over examines these and other issues with a collection of cutting-edge essays on black women's internationalism in this pivotal era and beyond. Analyzing the contours of gender within black internationalism, scholars examine the range and complexity of black women's global engagements. At the same time, they focus on these women's remarkable experiences in shaping internationalist movements and dialogues. The essays explore the travels and migrations of black women; the internationalist writings of women from Paris to Chicago to Spain; black women advocating for internationalism through art and performance; and the involvement of black women in politics, activism, and global freedom struggles. Contributors: Nicole Anae, Keisha N. Blain, Brandon R. Byrd, Stephanie Beck Cohen, Anne Donlon, Tiffany N. Florvil, Kim Gallon, Dayo F. Gore, Annette K. Joseph-Gabriel, Grace V. Leslie, Michael O. West, and Julia Erin Wood
 

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Contents

Black Women and the Complexities
We Are Negroes The Haitian Zambo Racial Spectacle
Eslanda
Black Womens Internationalism and the Chicago Defender
May Ayims Transnational Solidarity
Black
Nina Mae McKinney and Black
Liberian Quilters Transatlantic
Mittie Maude Lena
The Internationalism
SNCC Women the 1964 Guinea
Vicki Garvin in China and
Michael O West
Contributors
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Keisha N. Blain teaches history at the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom. Tiffany M. Gill is an associate professor of history and Africana studies at the University of Delaware. She is the author of Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women's Activism in the Beauty Industry.

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