9780486805634

A Voice from the South

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486805634

  • ISBN10:

    0486805638

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-08-17
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

A cornerstone of black feminist and political theory, this collection of essays focuses on racial progress and women's rights. A Voice from the South, written in 1892, is regarded as the first statement of black feminism. Despite their imprint of nineteenth-century social thought, these essays possess an urgent, modern tone, characterized by an emphasis on debate and a scintillating wit. Topics include the importance of women's education as well as African Americans' economic roles and their literary representation.
A noted member of Washington, D. C.'s African American community, Anna Julia Cooper (1858 - 1964) rose to prominence as a leading scholar, educator, and activist at the end of the nineteenth century. Born into slavery, she was the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree, receiving a PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924. This edition includes an informative Introduction to Cooper's life and work by Janet Neary.

Author Biography

Anna Julia Cooper (1858–1964), born into slavery, received a PhD in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne in 1924 and was the fourth African American woman to earn a doctoral degree. A prominent member of Washington, DC's African American community, she was a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Janet Neary is an Assistant Professor of 19th Century African American Literature at Hunter College.

Table of Contents

Part First
Soprano Obligato
Womanhood a Vital Element in the Regeneration and Progress of a Race
The Higher Education of Women
"Woman vs. the Indian"
The Status of Woman in America
 
Part Second
Tutti Ad Libitum
Has America a Race Problem; If so, How Can It Best Be Solved?
The Negro as Presented in American Literature
What are We Worth?
The Gain From a Belief

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