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All bound up together : the woman question in African American public culture, 1830-1900 / Martha S. Jones.

By: Jones, Martha S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture: Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2007Description: 317 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780807831526 (cloth : alk. paper); 0807831522 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780807858455 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0807858455 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): African American women political activists -- History -- 19th century | African American women -- History -- 19th century | African American women -- Social conditions -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century | Sex role -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Women's rights -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Feminism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | African Americans -- Politics and government -- 19th century | Community life -- United States -- History -- 19th century | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th centuryAdditional physical formats: Online version:: All bound up together.DDC classification: 305.48/896073009034 Other classification: MS 3150 | NW 8295
Contents:
Female influence is powerful : respectability, responsibility, and setting the terms of the woman question debate -- Right is of no sex : reframing the debate through the rights of women -- Not a woman's rights convention : remaking public culture in the era of Dred Scott v. Sanford -- Something very novel and strange : Civil War, emancipation, and the remaking of African American public culture -- Make us a power : churchwomen's politics and the campaign for women's rights -- Too much useless male timber : the nadir, the woman's era, and the question of women's ordination.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-300) and index.

Female influence is powerful : respectability, responsibility, and setting the terms of the woman question debate -- Right is of no sex : reframing the debate through the rights of women -- Not a woman's rights convention : remaking public culture in the era of Dred Scott v. Sanford -- Something very novel and strange : Civil War, emancipation, and the remaking of African American public culture -- Make us a power : churchwomen's politics and the campaign for women's rights -- Too much useless male timber : the nadir, the woman's era, and the question of women's ordination.

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CHOICE Review

This is the first book since Dorothy Sterling's We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century (1984) to survey the period from the perspective of African American women. Making use of research in primary sources, Jones (Univ. of Michigan) focuses on the women's struggle to create a place to exercise autonomous authority and skills within the wider African American community, including churches and race uplift associations. During the 1850s, the heady period of racial and gender equality within the African American community that followed the end of slavery in the North ended. Thereafter, women found themselves confronted not only with white society's racial stereotypes of Mammy and Jezebel, but also with gender prejudice in their own society. This book will help students think more deeply about what it meant to be part of a minority group during the 19th century. It also provides important background to such books as Shirley Logan's We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth Century Black Women (CH, Jan'00, 37-2599) and Carla L. Peterson's Doers of the Word: African American Women Speakers and Writers in the North (1830-1880) (1995). Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. L. Patrick Florida State University

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