Harper Academic

When and Where I Enter

The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

by Paula J. Giddings

On Sale: 02/27/2007

Price: $16.99

When and Where I Enter

The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America

by Paula J. Giddings

On Sale: 02/27/2007

Format:

Price: $16.99

About the Book

“History at its best—clear, intelligent, moving. Paula Giddings has written a book as priceless as its subject”—Toni Morrison

Acclaimed by writers Toni Morrison and Maya Angelou, Paula Giddings’s When and Where I Enter is not only an eloquent testament to the unsung contributions of individual women to our nation, but to the collective activism which elevated the race and women’s movements that define our times. From Ida B. Wells to the first black Presidential candidate, Shirley Chisholm; from the anti-lynching movement to the struggle for suffrage and equal protection under the law; Giddings tells the stories of black women who transcended the dual discrimination of race and gender—and whose legacy inspires our own generation. Forty years after the passing of the Voting Rights Act, when phrases like “affirmative action” and “wrongful imprisonment” are rallying cries, Giddings words resonate now more than ever.

Critical Praise

“The best interpretation of black women and race and sex that we have” — Women's Review of Books

“The first historical study of the relationship in America between racism and sex.” — Kirkus Reviews

“A triumphant study.” — Publishers Weekly

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780688146504
  • ISBN 10: 0688146503
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 02/27/2007
  • Trimsize: 6.120 in (w) x 9.250 in (h) x 0.000 in (d)
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
  • BISAC2 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • BISAC4 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations