A sweeping and timely biographical narrative about Ida B. Wells...a paragon of American history. (Ebony)
“A hearty thumbs-up for this powerful retelling of her life.” (Essence)
“Paula J. Giddings IDA: A SWORD AMONG LIONS (Amistad) is a worthy biography of the vibrant crusader who led the nation’s first campaign against lynching.” (Vogue)
“Ida B. Wells was an inspired journalist, an uncompromising civil libertarian, and a woman far ahead of her patriarchal timesa ‘difficult’ woman. Paula Giddings’s monumental achievement restores this extraordinary contrarian to her place as one of the grand pace-setters of American social justice and female empowerment.” (David Levering Lewis, Pulitzer Prize-Winning biographer of W.E.B. DuBois)
“History at its bestclear, intelligent, moving. Paula Giddings has written a book as priceless as its subject.” (Toni Morrison)
“The best interpretation of black women and race and sex that we have.” (Women's Review of Books on When and Where I Enter)
About the Author
Paula J. Giddings is the Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor in Afro-American Studies at Smith College and the author of When and Where I Enter and In Search of Sisterhood.