The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

The Veiled Garvey: The Life and Times of Amy Jacques Garvey

by Ula Yvette Taylor

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ISBN-13: 9780807862292
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/16/2003
Series: Gender and American Culture
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Lexile: 1640L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ula Yvette Taylor is associate professor of African American studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments Introduction
1 The Formative Years, 1895-1917
2 Amy Jacques and the UNIA
3 I Only Live to Perpetuate the Ideas of My Husband
4 Our Women and What They Think
5 Back to Jamaica and Forward to Europe
6 New Freedoms, New Constraints
7 Single Motherhood
8 A Decade of Unity
9 The Fifth Pan-African Congress, 1945
10 Essays and Literature for a Pan-African World
11 Activism Closer to Home

12 The Progressive Radical Conclusion Notes Selected Bibliography Index

What People are Saying About This

Rupert Lewis

A fine study of Marcus Garvey's second wife that is well thought out and clearly written and gives intellectual and political autonomy to its subject. It is at the same time a feminist critique of the patriarchal characteristics of Marcus Garvey and the Garvey movement. The author makes an accurate estimate of the intellectual, organizational and personal strengths of one of the most remarkable activists in Garveyite Pan-Africanism in the United States from the 1920s through to her death in Jamaica in 1973. (Rupert Lewis, author of Marcus Garvey: Anti-Colonial Champion)

Chana Kai Lee

In this meticulous rendering of Amy Jacques Garvey's life and ideas, Taylor moves us to reconsider what we think we know about black women's activism during the first decades of the twentieth century. This biographer dares to go where few will in her analysis of nationalism, feminism and twentieth-century black women's political thought. Undoubtedly, this is a significant and timely contribution. (Chana Kai Lee, author of For Freedom's Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer)

From the Publisher

Ula Taylor's The Veiled Garvey is a fine study of Marcus Garvey's second wife that is well thought out and clearly written and gives intellectual and political autonomy to its subject. It is at the same time a feminist critique of the patriarchal characteristics of Marcus Garvey and the Garvey movement. The author makes an accurate estimate of the intellectual, organizational and personal strengths of one of the most remarkable activists in Garveyite Pan-Africanism in the United States from the 1920s to her death in Jamaica in 1973.—Rupert Lewis, University of the West Indies, Jamaica



[Amy Jacques Garvey] emerges as a person of formidable accomplishments. Taylor's study brings them to light in a memorable fashion.—Journal of American History



In this meticulous rendering of Amy Jacques Garvey's life and ideas, Taylor moves us to reconsider what we think we know about black women's activism during the first decades of the twentieth century. This biographer dares to go where few will in her analysis of nationalism, feminism and twentieth-century black women's political thought. Undoubtedly, this is a significant and timely contribution.—Chana Kai Lee, University of Georgia



[A] splendid biography. . . . Lifts the veil from this remarkably dedicated and accomplished woman. This thoughtful biography is an inspiring contribution to African-American History and Women's Studies.—History

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