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A Black women's history of the United States / Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross.

Author/creator Berry, Daina Ramey author.
Other author/creatorGross, Kali N., 1972- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Boston : Beacon Press, [2020]
Copyright Notice ©2020
Descriptionxii, 273 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Series ReVisioning American history
Revisioning American history. ^A1055376
Contents Nannie's legacy and the histories of Black women -- Isabel's expedition and freedom, before 1619 -- Angela's exodus out of Africa, 1619-1760 -- Belinda's petition for independence, 1760-1820 -- Millie and Christine's performance and the expansion of slavery, 1820-1860 -- Mary's apron and the demise of slavery, 1860-1876 -- Frances's sex and the dawning of the Black women's era, 1876-1915 -- Augusta's clay, migration, and the Depression, 1915-1940 -- Alice's medals and Black women's war at home, 1940-1950 -- Aurelia's lawsuit against Jim Crow, 1950-1970 -- Shirley's run, Black power, politics, and Black feminism, 1970-2000 -- Patricia's climb and the sisters holding down liberty.
Abstract "A vibrant and empowering history that emphasizes the perspectives and stories of African American women to show how they are--and have always been--instrumental in shaping our country. In centering Black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show their allies that Black women's unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression is an essential component in our continued resistance to systemic racism and sexism. Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross offer an examination and celebration of Black womanhood, beginning with the first African women who arrived in what became the United States to African American women of today. A Black Women's History of the United States reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women's lives in all their fraught complexities. Berry and Gross prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law. The result is a starting point for exploring Black women's history and a testament to the beauty, richness, rhythm, tragedy, heartbreak, rage, and enduring love that abounds in the spirit of Black women in communities throughout the nation."--Publisher's website.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 222-252) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Berry, Daina Ramey. A black women's history of the United States. Boston : Beacon Press, 2020 9780807033562
LCCN 2019026852
ISBN0807033553 (hardcover)
ISBN9780807033555 (hardcover)
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40029833037

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