A Voice from the South by Anna Julia Cooper

A Voice from the South

byAnna Julia CooperIntroduction byMary Helen Washington

Paperback | September 1, 1992

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Considered one of the original texts foretelling the black feminist movement, this collection of essays, first published in 1892, offers an unparalleled view into the thought of black women writers in nineteenth-century America. A leading black spokeswoman of her time, Anna Julia Cooper cameof age during a conservative wave in the black community, a time when men completely dominated African-American intellectual and political ideas. In these essays, Cooper criticizes black men for securing higher education for themselves through the ministry, while erecting roadblocks to deny womenaccess to those same opportunities, and denounces the elitism and provinciality of the white women's movement. Passionately committed to women's independence, Cooper espoused higher education as the essential key to ending women's physical, emotional, and economic dependence on men.

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Mary Helen Washington is at University of Massachusetts, Boston.
A Voice From the South
A Voice From the South

by Anna Julia Cooper


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Title:A Voice from the SouthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 4.65 × 6.46 × 1.02 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195063236

ISBN - 13:9780195063233

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"A brilliant example of how to discuss together the issues of both gender and race, one of the first in US American discourse to so approach such matters."--Dr. Imafedia Okhamafe, University of Nebraska