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Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

by Mia E. Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage (Editors) - £24.50  The University of North Carolina Press (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781469620916 | ISBN 10: 146962091x

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.

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In booklists: Black Women, Black American Women, Women in Africa,
In categories: Feminism & Women, Black, Asian & Other Diasporas, History & Biography, World - North America, World - Africa,

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