Women, Race, and Class

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Vintage Books, 1983 - Social Science - 271 pages
A powerful study of the women's 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.
 

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I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book's central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful collection of essays about race (mainly black Americans v. white Americans/immigrants). Davis includes some really important information about early rich white (American) lady ... Read full review

Contents

STANDARDS FOR A
3
THE ANTISLAVERY MOVEMENT AND THE BIRTH
30
class AND RACE IN THE EARLY womens Rights
46
RACISM IN the WOMAN SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT
70
The MEANING OF EMANCIPATION ACCORDiNG TO BLACK
87
The Risin G in FLUENCE OF RACISM 1
127
O comMUN1st women 1 49
172
Racism BIRTH control AND REP Roductive Rights
202
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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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