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From one of our most important scholars and civil rights activist icon, a powerful study of the women’s liberation movement and the tangled knot of oppression facing Black women.

“Angela Davis is herself a woman of undeniable courage. She should be heard.”—
The New York Times

Angela Davis provides a powerful history of the social and political influence of whiteness and elitism in feminism, from abolitionist days to the present, and demonstrates how the racist and classist biases of its leaders inevitably hampered any collective ambitions. While Black women were aided by some activists like Sarah and Angelina Grimke and the suffrage cause found unwavering support in Frederick Douglass, many women played on the fears of white supremacists for political gain rather than take an intersectional approach to liberation. Here, Davis not only contextualizes the legacy and pitfalls of civil and women’s rights activists, but also discusses Communist women, the murder of Emmitt Till, and Margaret Sanger’s racism. Davis shows readers how the inequalities between Black and white women influence the contemporary issues of rape, reproductive freedom, housework and child care in this bold and indispensable work.

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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.

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"As useful an exposition of the current dilemmas of the women''s movement as one could hope for."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

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"As useful an exposition of the current dilemmas of the women''s movement as one could hope for."--Los Angeles Times Book Review

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A powerful study of the women''s movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

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A powerful study of the women''s movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

About the Author

Angela Y. Davis is a political activist, scholar, author, and speaker. She is an outspoken advocate for the oppressed and exploited, writing on Black liberation, prison abolition, the intersections of race, gender, and class, and international solidarity with Palestine. She is the author of several books, including Women, Race, and Class and Are Prisons Obsolete? She is the subject of the acclaimed documentary Free Angela and All Political Prisoners and is Distinguished Professor Emerita at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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Pike On A Bike
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A must-read! Totally opened my eyes.
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017
I re-purchased this book after realizing that it totally shifted the way I view the world when I first read it back in 2001. Even though it''s from the 1980''s, Angela Davis''s words are still relevant, and especially illuminating for me, as a white woman. I just really loved... See more
I re-purchased this book after realizing that it totally shifted the way I view the world when I first read it back in 2001. Even though it''s from the 1980''s, Angela Davis''s words are still relevant, and especially illuminating for me, as a white woman. I just really loved and appreciated this book and am excited to read it again. I also remember reading "Ain''t I A Woman?" by bell hooks at that time, and recommend reading the two in tandem. Great insights from two of this country''s preeminent thinkers.
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Luke Hudson
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Great overview of history completely overlooked in K-12
Reviewed in the United States on June 30, 2020
Overall a very good book for those who want to learn about the intersectionality of women’s suffrage and abolition, as well as sexism and racism as they relate to classism in the 20th century. It offers a critical view of many historical figures within the feminist and... See more
Overall a very good book for those who want to learn about the intersectionality of women’s suffrage and abolition, as well as sexism and racism as they relate to classism in the 20th century. It offers a critical view of many historical figures within the feminist and abolitionist movements and their substantial flaws, including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Susan B. Anthony, and others.

One error within the book is in the first chapter. Twice Davis states that female slaves were the only victims of rape:

“But women suffered in different ways as well, for they were victims of sexual abuse and other barbarous mistreatment that could only be inflicted on women.” (4)

“Again, it is important to remember that the punishment inflicted on women exceeded in intensity the punishment suffered by their men, for women were not only whipped and mutilated, they were also raped.” (19)

I do not doubt that female slaves were raped more regularly than male slaves, but it does erase the experiences of male slaves to say that masters only raped women. Men were raped and sodomized by masters in order to emasculate them as well (“buck breaking”).

Davis does contradict these claims in chapter 11, though, when she acknowledges that both men and women were raped:

“Together with flogging, rape was a terribly efficient method of keeping Black women and men alike in check.” (165)

My one other critique is that the last chapter ended fairly abruptly. On the last page, Davis advocates for socialism as the singular solution to the domestic slavery of women, claiming that socialist countries have been the only ones wherein steps have been taken, but she does not elaborate or give any examples:

“The only significant steps toward ending domestic slavery have in fact been taken in the existing socialist countries.” (220)

It would have been nice to see the final chapter go on a little longer to substantiate that claim.

This book is a very good primer for people to learn about the flawed origins of the women’s suffrage movement, its imperfect leaders, and how classism and racism marred the debate on issues like birth control and abortion rights. Figures like Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. DuBois, and Sojourner Truth are excellent people to read about more thoroughly after finishing this book, as well as the countless events, both encouraging and horrifying, that have not found a place in modern school curricula.
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Why aren''t the facts in this book taught as an integral part of American history?!!!
Reviewed in the United States on January 7, 2018
I was shocked to learn many of the ways that black women were treated during and post slavery - extending to today. T h e history of the feminists movement as undeniably racist was a wake-up call. Thank you to the strong women of color who started and lead the... See more
I was shocked to learn many of the ways that black women were treated during and post slavery - extending to today. T h e history of the feminists movement as undeniably racist was a wake-up call. Thank you to the strong women of color who started and lead the intersectional book club that started with this book.
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Catherine Marenghi
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Worth reading again and again
Reviewed in the United States on November 17, 2018
A thorough, incisive, well documented and elegantly written scholarly work. Anyone seeking to understand the great movements against three societal evils - racism, sexism, and economic oppression - will find insight and inspiration here.
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Shereem Marie
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Still learning
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019
The book focuses and shines light on feminism. The complex understanding of social categories and how it disadvantages different culture, race, gender and class. It’s beautify written book on the movement of feminism. Just buy it okay ✨☺️
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Jessica
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Angela Davis Slays
Reviewed in the United States on March 10, 2017
I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5. I read this book for my Women in Politics class. This book''s central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off incredibly... See more
I give this book 4.5 stars which rounds up to 5.

I read this book for my Women in Politics class.

This book''s central focus is intersectional feminism. It highlights how gender, race, and class factor into inequality. This book started off incredibly strong, but lost its way a bit in the later chapters. However, still a fantastic and insightful book.
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La'Twiya Pitts
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Just A Heads Up
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2020
Angela uses a VERY extensive vocabulary which made this book difficult to read. I could not get through a single page without having to stop in between sentences to go through my dictionary in order to understand what she was talking about. However, I LOVE Angela Davis as I... See more
Angela uses a VERY extensive vocabulary which made this book difficult to read. I could not get through a single page without having to stop in between sentences to go through my dictionary in order to understand what she was talking about. However, I LOVE Angela Davis as I value her ideologies so I may repurchase this book once I broaden my vocabulary in the near future. For now, I would have to give this book 3 stars.
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Sense and Sensibility
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One of the greatest thinkers of our time decodes contemporary black women
Reviewed in the United States on September 12, 2020
This book begins in the time of slavery to tell the story of the incredible courage and resilience of black woman. It has some very interesting insights into the different cultures of femininity that have developed in America, and how expectations grew out of race and class... See more
This book begins in the time of slavery to tell the story of the incredible courage and resilience of black woman. It has some very interesting insights into the different cultures of femininity that have developed in America, and how expectations grew out of race and class to shape what is expected of white and black women. I wish Angela Davis would write another book.
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JThommers
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Recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 28, 2018
A hard read. But essential for anyone who wants to know more about the origins of racism and white supremecy.
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Rebekah Chapman
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Great book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 5, 2018
It''s an amazing book, I just wish there were more books like this one from more recent times.
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Chams
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Excellent read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on July 21, 2020
I would say this is one we should all read at least once in our lifetime. Really thought provoking
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Amirah Harvey-Head
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Damaged
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 17, 2021
The book itself is amazing but the cover turned up all bent and creased which is unfortunate as I was meant to be giving it as a birthday present and now I''ll have to find something else for them.
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A MUST read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 19, 2020
A MUST read. Powerful and unsettling.
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