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The Resource African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Label
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920
Title
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920
Statement of responsibility
Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study of African American women's roles in the suffrage movement breaks new ground. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn draws from many original documents to take a comprehensive look at the African American women who sought the right to vote. She discovers numerous Black suffragists previously unknown. Analyzing the women's own stories, she examines why they joined the woman suffrage movement in the United States and how they participated in it - with white women, Black men, as members of African American women's organizations, or simultaneously in all three. Terborg-Penn further discusses their various levels of interaction and types of feminist philosophy. Noting that not all African American woman suffragists were from elite circles, Terborg-Penn finds representation from working-class and professional women as well. They came from all parts of the nation. Some employed radical, others conservative means to gain the right to vote. Black women, however, were unified in working to use the ballot to improve not only their own status, but the lives of Black people in their communities. Drawing from innumerable sources, Terborg-Penn argues that sexism and racism prevented African American women from voting and from full participation in the national suffrage movement. Following the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, state governments in the South, enacted policies which disfranchised African American women, with many white suffragists closing their eyes to the discriminatory acts. Despite efforts to keep Black women politically powerless, Terborg-Penn contends that the Black suffrage was a source of empowerment. Every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until Black women achieved full citizenship
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Terborg-Penn, Rosalyn
Dewey number
324.6/23/08996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1896
LC item number
.T47 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Blacks in the diaspora
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • African American women
  • Suffragists
  • African American women social reformers
  • Femmes
  • Noires américaines
  • Suffragettes
  • Réformatrices sociales négro-américaines
  • Vrouwenkiesrecht
  • Negers
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Frauenwahlrecht
  • Geschichte 1850-1920
  • USA
Label
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revisiting the question of race in the woman suffrage movement -- African American women in the first generation of woman suffragists : 1850-1869 -- African American woman suffragists finding their own voices : 1870s and 1880s -- Suffrage strategies and ideas : African American women leaders respond during "the nadir" -- Mobilizing to win the vote : African American women's organizations -- Anti-black woman suffrage tactics and African American women's responses -- African American women as voters and candidates -- The nineteenth amendment and its meaning for African American women
Control code
ocm37693895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780253333780
Lccn
97041896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37693895
  • (OCoLC)37693895
Label
African American women in the struggle for the vote, 1850-1920, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-183) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revisiting the question of race in the woman suffrage movement -- African American women in the first generation of woman suffragists : 1850-1869 -- African American woman suffragists finding their own voices : 1870s and 1880s -- Suffrage strategies and ideas : African American women leaders respond during "the nadir" -- Mobilizing to win the vote : African American women's organizations -- Anti-black woman suffrage tactics and African American women's responses -- African American women as voters and candidates -- The nineteenth amendment and its meaning for African American women
Control code
ocm37693895
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 192 pages
Isbn
9780253333780
Lccn
97041896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37693895
  • (OCoLC)37693895

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