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All Bound Up Together : The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

By: Jones, Martha S.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2007Description: 1 online resource (328 p.).ISBN: 9780807888902.Subject(s): African American women -- History -- 19th century | African American women -- Social conditions -- 19th century | African American women political activists -- History -- 19th century | African Americans -- Politics and government -- 19th century | African Americans -- Social conditions -- 19th century | Community life -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Feminism -- United States -- History -- 19th century | Sex role -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century | Women’s rights -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: All Bound Up Together : The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900DDC classification: 305.48/896073009034 | 305.48896073 | 305.48896073009034 LOC classification: E185.86 .J663 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Female Influence Is Powerful: Respectability, Responsibility, and Setting the Terms of the Woman Question Debate; Chapter Two: Right Is of No Sex: Reframing the Debate through the Rights of Women; Chapter Three: Not a Woman's Rights Convention: Remaking Public Culture in the Era of Dred Scott v. Sanford; Chapter Four: Something Very Novel and Strange: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Remaking of African American Public Culture; Chapter Five: Make Us a Power: Churchwomen's Politics and the Campaign for Women's Rights
Chapter Six: Too Much Useless Male Timber: The Nadir, the Woman's Era, and the Question of Women's OrdinationConclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: The place of women''s rights in African American public culture has been an enduring question, one that has long engaged activists, commentators, and scholars. All Bound Up Together explores the roles black women played in their communities'' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, through the nineteenth century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.Unlike white women activists, who often created their own institutions separate from men, black women, Jones explains, often organized within already existing institutions--churches, political organizations, mutual aid societies, and schools. Covering three generations of black women activists, Jones demonstrates that their approach was not unanimous or monolithic but changed over time and took a variety of forms, from a woman''s right to control her body to her right to vote. Through a far-ranging look at politics, church, and social life, Jones demonstrates how women have helped shape the course of black public culture.
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Contents; Introduction; Chapter One: Female Influence Is Powerful: Respectability, Responsibility, and Setting the Terms of the Woman Question Debate; Chapter Two: Right Is of No Sex: Reframing the Debate through the Rights of Women; Chapter Three: Not a Woman's Rights Convention: Remaking Public Culture in the Era of Dred Scott v. Sanford; Chapter Four: Something Very Novel and Strange: Civil War, Emancipation, and the Remaking of African American Public Culture; Chapter Five: Make Us a Power: Churchwomen's Politics and the Campaign for Women's Rights

Chapter Six: Too Much Useless Male Timber: The Nadir, the Woman's Era, and the Question of Women's OrdinationConclusion; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Acknowledgments; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

The place of women''s rights in African American public culture has been an enduring question, one that has long engaged activists, commentators, and scholars. All Bound Up Together explores the roles black women played in their communities'' social movements and the consequences of elevating women into positions of visibility and leadership. Martha Jones reveals how, through the nineteenth century, the "woman question" was at the core of movements against slavery and for civil rights.Unlike white women activists, who often created their own institutions separate from men, black women, Jones explains, often organized within already existing institutions--churches, political organizations, mutual aid societies, and schools. Covering three generations of black women activists, Jones demonstrates that their approach was not unanimous or monolithic but changed over time and took a variety of forms, from a woman''s right to control her body to her right to vote. Through a far-ranging look at politics, church, and social life, Jones demonstrates how women have helped shape the course of black public culture.

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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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