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Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South
Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South
by Deborah G. White
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.46
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20 of 50 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars no light and little substance, January 14, 2000
This book is a major disappointment. It begins with a story about Harriet Tubman and then leaves the reader to wonder what has happened. The rest of the book is filled with anecdotes from various sources and refutes the contention that this is one of the first books written about the role of Black women during the slavery period..The book's weakest point comes when she states that "both the black female slave and the planter's wife were equally oppressed because they knew little of birth control" this is feminist wishful thinking at its best..Another reviewer wrote that "white males and their heterosexual patriarchy are to blame for the maltreatment of slave women in the south" I would urge her and other's to read what many Southern women thought about their slaves. It is not the Pollyanna world of Sistahood between slaves and their white female owner's that the author tries to portray..A cute book at best.......
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Many Roads One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps
Many Roads One Journey: Moving Beyond the 12 Steps
by Charlotte Sophia Kasl
Edition: Paperback
Price: $15.82
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17 of 93 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars kasl disease, December 13, 1999
This book has little to do with addiction it is instead a diatribe against males and the heterosexual family, which she has deemed to be sexist. At the same time she wants us to laud her bi-sexuality and women's Chakra (now that sounds dysfunctional) The book abounds in gross generalities and historical inaccuracies: No Charlotte nine million people were not burned at the stake in Europe, and no they were not mostly female healers either). Of course the usual feminist bromides about patriarchy are here to: according to Kasl this (patriarchy) is created when little boys are taught to seperate from their mothers between ages 3 and 6 (what nonsense). Of course the main emphasis of this book is about blame, according to kasl women (esp. women of color are perpetual victims, why they even drink for different reasons, with those evil men drinking to get power and women beause they are lonely. Unfortunately some of her methods have been put into practice, in one film I observed three women (of color..ech) talk how the MAN (white man) made them use cocaine and become prostitutes..In short Kasl's book is of little value, it is filled with her hostility and anger, perhaps she should look at her definition of narcassism it is an excellent description of this book.
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