African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor

African American Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity, Personhood, and Honor

by Deborah F. Atwater

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739121771
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 04/29/2010
Series: Race, Rites, and Rhetoric: Colors, Cultures, and Communication Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Deborah Atwater is associate professor emerita of communication arts and sciences and African and African American studies at The Pennsylvania State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

1 Awakenings 1

2 And the Truth Shall Set You Free 25

3 African American Women in the Civil War and Reconstruction 33

4 Leading to World War I 45

5 World War II and the Lives of Working-Class African American Women 65

6 The Era of the Modern Civil Rights Movement: The Struggle for Rights Continues 81

7 African American Women in Contemporary Politics and Political Organizations 101

8 Contemporary Times: African American Women and Hip-Hop 125

9 The Struggle Continues: Steps to Implementing Change 137

Bibliography 143

Index 163

About the Author 175

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