Black Women's Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds

Black Women's Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds

by Kristin B. Waters
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584656344

ISBN-13: 9781584656340

Pub. Date: 04/30/2007

Publisher: Vermont

An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century black women is being rediscovered and restored to print in scholarly and popular editions. In Kristin Waters’s and Carol B. Conaway’s landmark edited collection, Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds, sophisticated commentary on this rich body

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An astonishing wealth of literary and intellectual work by nineteenth-century black women is being rediscovered and restored to print in scholarly and popular editions. In Kristin Waters’s and Carol B. Conaway’s landmark edited collection, Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions: Speaking Their Minds, sophisticated commentary on this rich body of work chronicles a powerful and interwoven legacy of activism based in social and political theories that helped shape the history of North America.

The book meticulously reclaims this American legacy, providing a collection of critical analyses of the primary sources and their vital traditions. Written by leading scholars, Black Women’s Intellectual Traditions is particularly powerful in its exploration of the pioneering thought and action of the nineteenth-century black woman lecturer and essayist Maria W. Stewart, abolitionist Sojourner Truth, novelist and poet Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, educator Anna Julia Cooper, newspaper editor Mary Ann Shadd Cary, and activist Ida B. Wells.

The distinguished contributors are Hazel V. Carby, Patricia Hill Collins, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Kristin Waters, R. Dianne Bartlow, Carol B. Conaway, Olga Idriss Davis, Vanessa Holford Diana, Evelyn Simien, Janice W. Fernheimer, Michelle N. Garfield, Joy James, Valerie Palmer-Mehta, Carla L. Peterson, Marilyn Richardson, Evelyn M. Simien, Ebony A. Utley, Mary Helen Washington, Melina Abdullah, and Lena Ampadu. The volume will interest scholars and readers of African-American and women’s studies, history, rhetoric, literature, poetry, sociology, political science, and philosophy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584656340
Publisher:
Vermont
Publication date:
04/30/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
711,401
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction - Carol B. Conaway and Kristin Waters
MARIA W. STEWART: BLACK FEMINISM IN PUBLIC PLACES
Maria W. Stewart: America’s First Black Woman Political Writer - Marilyn Richardson
Maria W. Stewart and the Rhetoric of Black Preaching: Perspectives on Womanism and Black Nationalism - Lena Ampadu
A Woman Made of Words: The Rhetorical Invention of Maria W. Stewart - Ebony A. Utley
“No Throw-away Woman”: Maria W. Stewart as a Forerunner of Black Feminist Thought - R. Dianne Bartlow
INCIDENTS IN THE LIVES: FREE WOMEN AND SLAVES
"Hear My Voice, Ye Careless Daughters”: Narratives of Slave and Free Women before Emancipation - Hazel V. Carby
Literary Societies: The Work of Self-Improvement and Racial Uplift - Michelle N. Garfield
“A Sign unto This Nation”: Sojourner Truth, History, Orature, and Modernity - Carla L. Peterson
HARPERS, HOPKINS, AND SHADD CARY: WRITING OUR WAY TO FREEDOM
Narrative Patternings of Resistance in Frances E. W. Harper’s Iola Leroy and Pauline Hopkins’ Contending Forces - Vanessa Holford Diana
“We Are All Bound Up Together”: Frances Harper and Feminist Theory - Valerie Palmer-Mehta
Mary Ann Shadd Cary: A Visionary of the Black Press - Carol B. Conaway
ANNA JULIA COOPER: A VOICE
Anna Julia Cooper: A Voice from the South - Mary Helen Washington
A Singing Something: Womanist Reflections on Anna Julia Cooper - Karen Baker-Fletcher
Arguing from Difference: Cooper, Emerson, Guizot, and a More Harmonious America - Janice W. Fernheimer
LEADERSHIP, ACTIVISM, AND THE GENIUS OF IDA B. WELLS
“I Rose and Found My Voice”: Claiming “Voice” in the Rhetoric of Ida B. Wells - Olga Idriss Davis
The Emergence of a Black Feminist Leadership Model: African-American Women and Political Activism in the Nineteenth Century - Melina Abdullah
Shadowboxing: Liberation Limbos—Ida B. Wells - Joy James
BLACK FEMINIST THEORY: FROM THE NINETEENTH CENTURY TO THE TWENTY-FIRST
Some Core Themes of Nineteenth-Century Black Feminism - Kristin Waters
The Politics of Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Black Feminist Theory: Charting a Course for Black Women’s Studies in Political Science - Evelyn M. Simien
Selected Bibliography
Notes on Contributors
Index

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