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"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Penn's seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American women's involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black women's struggle for the vote." --Choice

"... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." --Journal of American History

"... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." --Journal of Southern History

"This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American women's history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." --Philadelphia New Observer

This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women's own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.

Synopsis:

Drawing from original documents, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn constructs a comprehensive portrait of the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories of why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Not all African American women suffragists were from elite circles. Terborg-Penn finds working-class and professional women from across the nation participating in the movement. Some employed radical, others conservative means to gain the right to vote. But Black women were unified in working to use the ballot to improve both their own status and the lives of Black people in their communities.

About the Author

Rosalyn Terborg-Penn is Professor and Coordinator of Graduate Programs in History at Morgan State University in Baltimore. A founder of the Association of Black Women Historians, she is a co-editor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia, The Afro-American Woman: Struggles and Images, and Women in Africa and the African Diaspora: A Reader.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253211767
Author:
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Author:
Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Women
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Suffragists
Subject:
Suffrage
Subject:
Afro-American women social reformers -- History.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History.
Subject:
African American women - Suffrage - History
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
African American; African American Studies; African American Gender; History; Politics; Twentieth Century or Later; Women
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora (Hardcover)
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
21 bandw photos
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9.26 x 6.13 x 0.58 in

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
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Drawing from original documents, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn constructs a comprehensive portrait of the African American women who fought for the right to vote. She analyzes the women's own stories of why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Not all African American women suffragists were from elite circles. Terborg-Penn finds working-class and professional women from across the nation participating in the movement. Some employed radical, others conservative means to gain the right to vote. But Black women were unified in working to use the ballot to improve both their own status and the lives of Black people in their communities.
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