Longtime activist, author and political figure Angela Davis brings us this expose of the women's movement in the context of the fight for civil rights and working class issues. She uncovers a side of the fight for suffrage many of us have not heard: the intimate tie between the anti-slavery campaign and the struggle for women's suffrage. She shows how the racist and classist bias of some in the women's movement have divided its own membership. Davis' message is clear: If we ever want equality, we're gonna have to fight for it together.
"As useful an exposition of the current dilemmas of the women's movement as one could hope for."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewSee all Editorial Reviews
davis weaves together history, the struggles of black women, and class, into a short, succinct, and powerful novel.Published 27 days ago by Tracy
A hugely rewarding book about the struggle for civil rights. Concentrating on the early and middle 19th century in America, Davis shows us how the movement for women's rights and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JTR
Wonderfully written re-cap of history followed by detailed analysis of how it still echoes into our present. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amelia L. Kinch
One of my partners favorite authors . The book was a gift for her and she loves it .Published 3 months ago by Quinnmesha Yearby
Outstanding. The author's dialectical interpretation of the relationship between gender & class should make the book a required antidote to the ideological hegemony of identity... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Marvin J. Berlowitz
Outstanding! All women and men should read it no matter their race and nationality.Published 10 months ago by Ruth