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African American women and the vote, 1837-1965
Gordon, Ann D. (Ann Dexter)
Publication Information:
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [1997]

Physical Description:
217 pages ; 24 cm
African American women and the vote : an overview / Architects of a vision : Black women and their antebellum quest for political and social equality / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper : abolitionist and feminist reformer, 1825-1911 / To catch the vision of freedom : reconstructing Southern Black women's political history, 1865-1880 / quest for justice : African American women litigants, 1867-1890

Advancement of the race through African American women's organizations in the South, 1895-1925 / Clubwomen and electoral politics in the 1920s / From Progressive Republican to Independent Progressive : the political career of Charlotta A. Bass / Shining in the dark : Black women and the struggle for the vote, 1955-1965 / Directions for scholarships
Reading Level:
1500 Lexile.

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JK1924 .A47 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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"An exciting and pathbreaking collection containing many exceptionally well-written, thought-provoking, insightful essays on a subject that has never before received this concentrated attention". -- Darlene Clark Hine

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 8
African American Women and the Vote: an Overviewp. 10
Notesp. 22
Architects of a Vision: Black Women and Their Antebellum Quest for Political and Social Equalityp. 24
Notesp. 38
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Abolitionist and Feminist Reformer 1825-1911p. 41
Notesp. 62
To Catch the Vision of Freedom: Reconstructing Southern Black Women's Political History, 1865-1880p. 66
Notesp. 87
The: Quest for Justice: African American Women Litigants, 1867-1890p. 100
Notesp. 118
Advancement of the Race Through African American Women's Organizations in the South, 1895-1925p. 120
Notesp. 132
Clubwomen and Electoral Politics in the 1920sp. 134
Notesp. 151
From Progressive Republican to Independent Progressive: the Political Career of Charlotta A. Bassp. 156
Notesp. 169
Shining in the Dark: Black Women and the Struggle for the Vote, 1955-1965p. 172
Notesp. 189
Directions for Scholarshipp. 200
Notesp. 208
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 211
Notes on Contributorsp. 215