Ain't I A Woman

Ain't I A Woman

Black Women and Feminism

Book - 2014 | Second edition
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"A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of Black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on Black women during slavery, the devaluation of Back womanhood, Black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the Black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2014
Edition: Second edition
ISBN: 9781138821514
Branch Call Number: 305.4889 HOOKS
Characteristics: xiv, 205 pages ; 23 cm


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Feb 09, 2018

I've been watching wonderful bell hooks videos on YouTube - and this thin but meaty volume helps set the groundwork for my understanding the difficult topics of slavery and the subjugation of black women from the colonial era through the 1970's. I want to adjust the lens I see people of color through and this eye-opening book is only the tip of white privilege's very large iceberg. The title comes from a speech made by Sojourner Truth in 1851.


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