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Bury My Heart in a Free Land

Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History

by Hettie V. Williams, Editor

 

Many black women intellectuals have played valuable contributing roles in the development of ideas about democracy, education, science, and gender equity.

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December 2017

Praeger

Pages 322
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics Race and Ethnicity/African American Studies
  American History/Race and Ethnicity

Covering the history and contributions of black women intellectuals from the late 19th century to the present, this book highlights individuals who are often overlooked in the study of the American intellectual tradition.

This edited volume of essays on black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history illuminates the relevance of these women in the development of U.S. society and culture. The collection traces the development of black women's voices from the late 19th century to the present day. Covering both well-known and lesser-known individuals, Bury My Heart in a Free Land gives voice to the passion and clarity of thought of black women intellectuals on various arenas in American life—from the social sciences, history, and literature to politics, education, religion, and art.

The essays address a broad range of outstanding black women that include preachers, abolitionists, writers, civil rights activists, and artists. A section entitled "Black Women Intellectuals in the New Negro Era" highlights black women intellectuals such as Jessie Redmon Fauset and Elizabeth Catlett and offers new insights on black women who have been significantly overlooked in American intellectual history.

Features

  • Represents a standout volume on the subject of black women intellectuals in modern U.S. history that covers figures from the late 19th century to the present
  • Includes well-known individuals, such as Ida B. Wells and Toni Morrison, as well as lesser-known black women intellectuals, such as Wanda Coleman
  • Provides contributions from various experts in the field
Author Info

Hettie V. Williams is lecturer of African American history in the Department of History and Anthropology at Monmouth University. She is the coeditor of Race and the Obama Phenomenon: The Vision of a More Perfect Multiracial Union.

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