Abstract

In this essay, I contend that feminist theories of citizenship in the U.S. context must go beyond simply acknowledging the importance of race and grapple explicitly with the legacies of slavery. To sketch this case, I draw upon W.E.B. Du Bois's "The Damnation of Women," which explores the significance for all Americans of African American women's sexual, economic, and political lives under slavery and in its aftermath.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 127-148
Launched on MUSE
2005-07-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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