Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women

TitleToward an Intellectual History of Black Women
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsBay, Mia, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Martha S. Jones, and Barbara D. Savage
Number of Pages320
PublisherUniversity of North Carolina Press
Publication Languageeng
ISBN or ASIN Number146962091X
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Despite recent advances in the study of black thought, black women intellectuals remain often neglected. This collection of essays by fifteen scholars of history and literature establishes black women's places in intellectual history by engaging the work of writers, educators, activists, religious leaders, and social reformers in the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Dedicated to recovering the contributions of thinkers marginalized by both their race and their gender, these essays uncover the work of unconventional intellectuals, both formally educated and self-taught, and explore the broad community of ideas in which their work participated. The end result is a field-defining and innovative volume that addresses topics ranging from religion and slavery to the politicized and gendered reappraisal of the black female body in contemporary culture.