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The Resource Vanguard : how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all, Martha S. Jones

Vanguard : how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all, Martha S. Jones

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Vanguard : how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all
Title
Vanguard
Title remainder
how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all
Statement of responsibility
Martha S. Jones
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"According to conventional wisdom, American women's campaign for the vote began with the Seneca Falls convention of 1848 and ended with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920. The movement was led by storied figures such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. But this women's movement was an overwhelmingly white one, and it secured the constitutional right to vote for white women, not for all women. In Vanguard, acclaimed historian Martha Jones offers a sweeping history of African American women's political lives in America, recounting how they fought for, won, and used the right to the ballot and how they fought against both racism and sexism. From 1830s Boston to the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965 and beyond to Shirley Chisholm, Stacey Abrams, and Kamala Harris, Jones excavates the lives and work of Black women who, although in many cases suffragists, were never single-issue activists. She recounts the lives of Maria Stewart, the first American woman to speak about politics before a mixed audience of men and women; African Methodist Episcopal preacher Jarena Lee; Reconstruction-era advocate for female suffrage Frances Ellen Watkins Harper; Boston abolitionist, religious leader, and women's club organizer Eliza Ann Gardner; and other hidden figures who were pioneers for both gender and racial equality. Revealing the ways Black women remained independent in their ideas and their organization, Jones shows how Black women were again and again the American vanguard of women's rights, setting the pace in the quest for justice and collective liberation. In the twenty-first century, Black women's power at the polls and in politics is evident. Vanguard reveals that this power is not at all new, but is instead the culmination of two centuries of dramatic struggle"--
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Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2020.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10927535
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DLC
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Jones, Martha S
Dewey number
323.3/4092396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1924
LC item number
.J66 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • African American women suffragists
  • African American women social reformers
  • African American women political activists
  • African Americans
  • Women
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all
Label
Vanguard : how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all, Martha S. Jones
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: our mothers' gardens -- Daughters of Africa, awake! -- The cause of the slave, as well as of women -- To be black and female -- One great bundle of humanity -- Make us a power -- Lifting as we climb -- Amendment -- Her weapon of moral defense -- A way to express themselves... and make change -- Conclusion: candidates of the people
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781541618619
Lccn
2020006087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1135569243
  • (OCoLC)1135569243
Label
Vanguard : how Black women broke barriers, won the vote, and insisted on equality for all, Martha S. Jones
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Introduction: our mothers' gardens -- Daughters of Africa, awake! -- The cause of the slave, as well as of women -- To be black and female -- One great bundle of humanity -- Make us a power -- Lifting as we climb -- Amendment -- Her weapon of moral defense -- A way to express themselves... and make change -- Conclusion: candidates of the people
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781541618619
Lccn
2020006087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1135569243
  • (OCoLC)1135569243

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