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📒Black Women Abolitionists ✍ Shirley J. Yee
✏Black Women Abolitionists Book Summary : Looks at how the pattern was set for Black female activism in working for abolitionism while confronting both sexism and racism
📒Black Women Abolitionists ✍ Shirley J. Yee
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📒The Abolitionist Sisterhood ✍ Jean Fagan Yellin
✏The Abolitionist Sisterhood Book Summary : A small group of black and white American women who banded together in the 1830s and 1840s to remedy the evils of slavery and racism, the "antislavery females" included many who ultimately struggled for equal rights for women as well. Organizing fundraising fairs, writing pamphlets and giftbooks, circulating petitions, even speaking before "promiscuous" audiences including men and women—the antislavery women energetically created a diverse and dynamic political culture. A lively exploration of this nineteenth-century reform movement, The Abolitionist Sisterhood includes chapters on the principal female antislavery societies, discussions of black women's political culture in the antebellum North, articles on the strategies and tactics the antislavery women devised, a pictorial essay presenting rare graphics from both sides of abolitionist debates, and a final chapter comparing the experiences of the American and British women who attended the 1840 World Anti-Slavery Convention in London.
📒Black Women In America ✍ Kim Marie Vaz
✏Black Women in America Book Summary : This stimulating volume challenges the tendency to represent African-American women's experiences as a monolithic whole. The interdisciplinary approach organized around the theme of activism enables an unusual and inventive selection of topics to be presented. The history, culture, sociology and psychology of black women are richly represented.
📒Courage And Conscience ✍ Donald M. Jacobs
✏Courage and Conscience Book Summary : "Written by first-rate scholars, these 10 essays give focus to the antislavery movement in Boston, particularly to the significance of African American abolitionists." —Choice "... handsome, lavishly illustrated, and informative... "Â —The New England Quarterly "... this work is a thoughtful, long overdue discourse on individual and group accomplishments. It is replete with absorbing illustrations, which when accompanied by insightful essays, depict the courage of those who labored for equality in antebellum Boston." —Journal of the Early Republic Until recently little was known of the contributions of African Americans in the antebellum abolition movement. Massachusetts, having granted voting rights early on to black males, was a center of antislavery agitation. ÂCourage and Conscience documents the black activism in 19th-century Boston that was critical to the success of the abolitionist cause.
📒Toward An Intellectual History Of Black Women ✍ Mia E. Bay
✏Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women Book Summary : 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 their 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 innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture. Contributors are Mia E. Bay, Judith Byfield, Alexandra Cornelius, Thadious Davis, Corinne T. Field, Arlette Frund, Kaiama L. Glover, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, Natasha Lightfoot, Sherie Randolph, Barbara D. Savage, Jon Sensbach, Maboula Soumahoro, and Cheryl Wall.
📒Against Wind And Tide ✍ Ousmane K. Power-Greene
✏Against Wind and Tide Book Summary : Against Wind and Tide tells the story of African American’s battle against the American Colonization Society (ACS), founded in 1816 with the intention to return free blacks to its colony Liberia. Although ACS members considered free black colonization in Africa a benevolent enterprise, most black leaders rejected the ACS, fearing that the organization sought forced removal. As Ousmane K. Power-Greene’s story shows, these African American anticolonizationists did not believe Liberia would ever be a true “black American homeland.” In this study of anticolonization agitation, Power-Greene draws on newspapers, meeting minutes, and letters to explore the concerted effort on the part of nineteenth century black activists, community leaders, and spokespersons to challenge the American Colonization Society’s attempt to make colonization of free blacks federal policy. The ACS insisted the plan embodied empowerment. The United States, they argued, would never accept free blacks as citizens, and the only solution to the status of free blacks was to create an autonomous nation that would fundamentally reject racism at its core. But the activists and reformers on the opposite side believed that the colonization movement was itself deeply racist and in fact one of the greatest obstacles for African Americans to gain citizenship in the United States. Power-Greene synthesizes debates about colonization and emigration, situating this complex and enduring issue into an ever broader conversation about nation building and identity formation in the Atlantic world.
📒Witness For Freedom ✍ C. Peter Ripley
✏Witness for Freedom Book Summary : This extraordinary record of the African American struggle for freedom and equality collects 89 exceptional documents that represent the best of the recently published five-volume Black Abolitionist Papers. In these compelling texts, African Americans tell their own stories of the struggle to end slavery and claim their rights as American citizens. (Univ. of North Carolina Press)
📒Women Public Speakers In The United States 1800 1925 ✍ Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
✏Women Public Speakers in the United States 1800 1925 Book Summary : This biographical dictionary, the first of two companion volumes, gives new recognition to early women orators--those who spoke despite efforts to silence them. Following Campbell's introductory chapter, the volume provides extensive entries on 37 key orators. Subjects include suffragists, the first lawyers, ministers, physicians, labor organizers, newspaper editors and publishers, historians, educators, even soldiers. Each entry provides brief biographical information, then focuses on the woman's public life in discourse. Each entry includes an analysis of the subject's rhetoric and information on primary sources, critical works, key rhetorical documents, and selected sources of historical and biographical information. The work is fully indexed.
📒Hearts Beating For Liberty ✍ Stacey M. Robertson
✏Hearts Beating for Liberty Book Summary : Challenging traditional histories of abolition, this book shifts the focus away from the East to show how the women of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin helped build a vibrant antislavery movement in the Old Northwest. Stacey Robertson argues that the environment of the Old Northwest--with its own complicated history of slavery and racism--created a uniquely collaborative and flexible approach to abolitionism. Western women helped build this local focus through their unusual and occasionally transgressive activities. They plunged into Liberty Party politics, vociferously supported a Quaker-led boycott of slave goods, and tirelessly aided fugitives and free blacks in their communities. Western women worked closely with male abolitionists, belying the notion of separate spheres that characterized abolitionism in the East. The contested history of race relations in the West also affected the development of abolitionism in the region, necessitating a pragmatic bent in their activities. Female antislavery societies focused on eliminating racist laws, aiding fugitive slaves, and building and sustaining schools for blacks. This approach required that abolitionists of all stripes work together, and women proved especially adept at such cooperation.