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A black women's history of the United States

by Berry, Daina Ramey,

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Summary
"A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception"--
Contents
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 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
African American Nonfiction
Nonfiction
Women's Studies
History
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Beacon Press2020
2020
Contributors Gross, Kali N., 1972- author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780807033562
9780807033562
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