Race Women Internationalists : Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles, Hardback Book

Race Women Internationalists : Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles Hardback

Description

Race Women Internationalists explores how a group of Caribbean and African American women in the early and mid-twentieth century traveled the world to fight colonialism, fascism, sexism, and racism.

Based on newspaper articles, speeches, and creative fiction and adopting a comparative perspective, the book brings together the entangled lives of three notable but overlooked women: American Eslanda Robeson, Martinican Paulette Nardal, and Jamaican Una Marson.

It explores how, between the 1920s and the 1960s, the trio participated in global freedom struggles by traveling; building networks in feminist, student, black-led, anticolonial, and antifascist organizations; and forging alliances with key leaders.

This made them race women internationalists--figures who engaged with a variety of interconnected internationalisms to challenge various forms of inequality facing people of African descent across the diaspora and the continent.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 216 pages, 9 b-w photos
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Social & cultural history
  • ISBN: 9780520295803

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