- African American Women and the Vote, 1837–1965
African American Women and the Vote, 1837–1965
Published by: University of Massachusetts Press
The contributors focus on specific examples of women pursuing a dual ambition: to gain full civil and political rights and to improve the social conditions of African Americans. Together, the essays challenge us to rethink common generalizations that govern much of our historical thinking about the experience of African American women.
Contributors include Bettina Aptheker, Elsa Barkley Brown, Willi Coleman, Gerald R. Gill, Ann D. Gordon, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Cynthia Neverdon-Morton, Martha Prescod Norman, Janice Sumler-Edmond, Rosalyn Terborg-Penn, and Bettye Collier-Thomas.
Ann D. Hordon is editor of the papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony at Rutgers University. Arlene Voski Avakian (women's studies), Joyce Avrech Berkman (history), and John H. Bracey (Afro-American studies) are professors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Founder and former director for the Mary McLeod Bethune Museum and Archives, Bettye Collier-Thomas is director of the Center for African American History and Culture at Temple University.
"This is 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. I foresee widespread course adoptions for this text."—Darlene Clark Hine, coeditor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encylopedia