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Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dedicated to recovering the contributions of thinkers marginalized by both their race and their gender, these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, both formally educated and self-taught, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture.

Contributors are Jon Sensbach, Arlette Frund, Natasha Lightfoot, Mia E. Bay, Alexandra Cornelius, Corinne T. Field, Farah J. Griffin, Kaiama L. Glover, Thadious Davis, Maboula Soumahoro, Judith Byfield, Cheryl Wall, Sherie Randolph, Barbara D. Savage, and Martha S. Jones.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women
  2. Mia Bay, Farah J. Griffin, Martha S. Jones, Barbara D. Savage
  3. pp. 1-14
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  1. Part I: Diasporic Beginnings
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. Born on the Sea from Guinea: Women’s Spiritual Middle Passages in the Early Black Atlantic
  2. Jon Sensbach
  3. pp. 17-34
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  1. Phillis Wheatley, a Public Intellectual
  2. Arlette Frund
  3. pp. 35-52
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  1. The Hart Sisters of Antigua: Evangelical Activism and “Respectable” Public Politics in the Era of Black Atlantic Slavery
  2. Natasha Lightfoot
  3. pp. 53-72
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  1. Part II: Race and Gender in the Postemancipation Era
  2. pp. 73-74
  1. The Battle for Womanhood Is the Battle for Race: Black Women and Nineteenth-Century Racial Thought
  2. Mia Bay
  3. pp. 75-92
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  1. A Taste of the Lash of Criticism: Racial Progress, Self-Defense, and Christian Intellectual Thought in the Work of Amelia E. Johnson
  2. Alexandra Cornelius
  3. pp. 93-109
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  1. Frances E. W. Harper and the Politics of Intellectual Maturity
  2. Corinne T. Field
  3. pp. 110-126
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  1. Part III: Redefining the Subject of Study
  2. pp. 127-128
  1. Ann Petry’s Harlem
  2. Farah J. Griffin
  3. pp. 129-144
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  1. Daughter of Haiti: Marie Vieux Chauvet
  2. Kaiama L. Glover
  3. pp. 145-159
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  1. The Polarities of Space: Segregation and Alice Walker’s Intervention in Southern Studies
  2. Thadious M. Davis
  3. pp. 160-177
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  1. Story, History, Discourse: Maryse Condé’s Segu and Afrodiasporic Historical Narration
  2. Maboula Soumahoro
  3. pp. 178-194
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  1. Part IV: Intellectual Activism
  2. pp. 195-196
  1. From Ladies to Women: Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti and Women’s Political Activism in Post–World War II Nigeria
  2. Judith A. Byfield
  3. pp. 197-213
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  1. Living by the Word: June Jordan and Alice Walker’s Quest for a Redemptive Art and Politics
  2. Cheryl Wall
  3. pp. 214-232
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  1. Not to Rely Completely on the Courts: Florynce Kennedy and Black Feminist Leadership in the Reproductive Rights Battle
  2. Sherie M. Randolph
  3. pp. 233-251
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  1. Professor Merze Tate: Diplomatic Historian, Cosmopolitan Woman
  2. Barbara D. Savage
  3. pp. 252-270
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  1. Part V: The Long View
  2. pp. 271-272
  1. Histories, Fictions, and Black Womanhood Bodies: Race and Gender in Twenty-First-Century Politics
  2. Martha S. Jones
  3. pp. 273-286
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 287-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-308
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469623108
Related ISBN
9781469620923
MARC Record
OCLC
905784902
Pages
320
Launched on MUSE
2015-03-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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