Ain t I A Woman

'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of Black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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  • Author : Sojourner Truth
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 112 pages
  • ISBN : 0241472377
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Ain't I A Woman?

Ain't I A Woman?
  • Author : Sojourner Truth
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 24 September 2020
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'I am a woman's rights. I have plowed and reaped and husked and chopped and mowed, and can any man do more than that? I am as strong as any man that is now' A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of Black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth

Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman
  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 17 December 2014
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A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

Ain't I a Woman

Ain't I a Woman
  • Author : Bell Hooks,The South End Press Collective
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 September 2007
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" Ain't I a Woman : Black Women and Feminism is among America's most influential works. Prolific, outspoken, and fearless."- The Village Voice  "This book is a classic. It . . . should be read by anyone who takes feminism seriously."- Sojourner  "[ Ain't I a Woman ] should be widely read, thoughtfully considered, discussed, and finally acclaimed for the real enlightenment it offers for social change."- Library Journal  "One of the twenty most influential women's books of the last twenty years."- Publishers

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)
  • Author : Deborah Gray White
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 February 1999
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"This is one of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field. Professor White has done justice to the complexity of her subject."—Anne Firor Scott, Duke University Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society. This new edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on

Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol

Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol
  • Author : Nell Irvin Painter
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 17 October 1997
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A monumental biography of one of the most important black women of the nineteenth century. Sojourner Truth first gained prominence at an 1851 Akron, Ohio, women's rights conference, saying, "Dat man over dar say dat woman needs to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches. . . . Nobody eber helps me into carriages, or ober mud-puddles . . . and ar'n't I a woman?" Sojourner Truth: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist, figure of imposing physique, riveting preacher and spellbinding singer who dazzled listeners with her wit

Too Heavy a Load

Too Heavy a Load
  • Author : Deborah Gray White
  • Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Release : 05 July 1999
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Chronicles one hundred years in the struggle of African-American women to attain equality and to establish a resistance to persistent racism, male chauvinism, and negative sterotyping, assessing black women's role in the battle for civil rights and women's rights.

The Plantation Mistress

The Plantation Mistress
  • Author : Catherine Clinton
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release : 05 July 1982
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Examines the place of women in the daily life of the Southern plantations before the Civil War and analyzes the women's relationship with slaves and their masters

Discovering the Women in Slavery

Discovering the Women in Slavery
  • Author : Patricia Morton
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 01 January 1996
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As Patricia Morton notes in her historiographical introduction, Discovering the Women in Slavery continues the advances made, especially over the last decade, in understanding how women experienced slavery and shaped slavery history. In addition, the collection illuminates some emancipating new perspectives and methodologies. Throughout, the contributors pay close attention - over time and place - to variations, differences, and diversity regarding issues of gender and sex, race and ethnicity, and class. They draw on such qualitative sources as letters, novels,

Words of Fire

Words of Fire
  • Author : Beverly Guy-Sheftall
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release : 05 July 1995
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Collects essays and letters from African American feminists, addressing race and gender issues in the United States

Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth
  • Author : Carleton Mabee,Susan Mabee Newhouse
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 01 March 1995
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Many Americans have long since forgotten that there ever was slavery along the Hudson River. Yet Sojourner Truth was born a slave near the Hudson River in Ulster County, New York, in the late 1700s. Called merely Isabella as a slave, once freed she adopted the name of Sojourner Truth and became a national figure in the struggle for the emancipation of both blacks and women in Civil War America. Despite the discrimination she suffered as both a black and

Women in African Colonial Histories

Women in African Colonial Histories
  • Author : Jean Allman,Susan Geiger,Nakanyike Musisi
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 01 April 2002
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How did African women negotiate the complex political, economic, and social forces of colonialism in their daily lives? How did they make meaningful lives for themselves in a world that challenged fundamental notions of work, sexuality, marriage, motherhood, and family? By considering the lives of ordinary African women -- farmers, queen mothers, midwives, urban dwellers, migrants, and political leaders -- in the context of particular colonial conditions at specific places and times, Women in African Colonial Histories challenges the notion

Yearning

Yearning
  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 10 October 2014
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For bell hooks, the best cultural criticism sees no need to separate politics from the pleasure of reading. Yearning collects together some of hooks's classic and early pieces of cultural criticism from the '80s. Addressing topics like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines a variety of cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's film Do the Right Thing and Wim Wenders's film Wings of Desire to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. The result is a poignant collection

Birthing a Slave

Birthing a Slave
  • Author : Marie Jenkins Schwartz,Professor of History and Department Chair History Department Marie Jenkins Schwartz
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 05 July 2022
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The deprivations and cruelty of slavery have overshadowed our understanding of the institution's most human dimension: birth. We often don't realize that after the United States stopped importing slaves in 1808, births were more important than ever; slavery and the southern way of life could continue only through babies born in bondage. In the antebellum South, slaveholders' interest in slave women was matched by physicians struggling to assert their own professional authority over childbirth, and the two began to work together

Indigenous Women, Work, and History

Indigenous Women, Work, and History
  • Author : Mary Jane Logan McCallum
  • Publisher : Univ. of Manitoba Press
  • Release : 02 May 2014
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When dealing with Indigenous women’s history we are conditioned to think about women as private-sphere figures, circumscribed by the home, the reserve, and the community. Moreover, in many ways Indigenous men and women have been cast in static, pre-modern, and one-dimensional identities, and their twentieth century experiences reduced to a singular story of decline and loss. In Indigenous Women, Work, and History, historian Mary Jane Logan McCallum rejects both of these long-standing conventions by presenting case studies of Indigenous