A Black women's history of the United States

by Berry, Daina Ramey,

Format: Print Book 2020
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The award-winning Revisioning American History series continues with this "groundbreaking new history of Black women in the United States" (Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an Antiracist )-the perfect companion to An Indigenous People's History of the United States and An African American and Latinx History of the United States .

An empowering and intersectional history that centers the stories of African American women across 400+ years, showing how they are-and have always been-instrumental in shaping our country.

In centering Black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women's unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today.

A Black Women's History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women's lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices- enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women's history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation.
Nannie's legacy and the histories of Black women
Isabel's expedition and freedom, before 1619
Angela's exodus out of Africa, 1619-1760
Belinda's petition for independence, 1760-1820
Millie and Christine's performance and the expansion of slavery, 1820-1860
Mary's apron and the demise of slavery, 1860-1876
Frances's sex and the dawning of the Black women's era, 1876-1915
Augusta's clay, migration, and the Depression, 1915-1940
Alice's medals and Black women's war at home, 1940-1950
Aurelia's lawsuit against Jim Crow, 1950-1970
Shirley's run, Black power, politics, and Black feminism, 1970-2000
Patricia's climb and the sisters holding down liberty.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "If history belongs to the winners, then it is no surprise that the voices of African American women have generally been ignored in accounts of U.S. history. Berry and Gross are determined to redress that injustice with this captivating, highly readable account. Rather than a straight textbook presentation, Berry and Ross convey the range of the Black female experience through the narratives of 11 mostly unknown women who either had a significant impact on American history or whose stories are emblematic of Black life at a certain historical moment. For example, they use the story of Belinda, who sued her enslaver's heirs for the freedom she had been promised, to introduce the many women who self liberated. Berry and Gross illuminate the long tradition of Black female resistance as they portray Patricia Okoumou, who was arrested in 2018 for scaling the Statue of Liberty to call attention to immigrant detention. As with all black women clapping back against power, as well as organizing against its corrupt and bigoted applications, Patricia spoke truth to it. A timely and much-needed restoration.--Lesley Williams Copyright 2020 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Revisioning American history.
Subjects African American women -- History.
United States -- History.
Publisher Boston :Beacon Press,2020
Contributors Gross, Kali N., 1972- author.
Language English
Description xii, 273 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-252) and index.
ISBN 9780807033555
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