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Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Brittney C. Cooper

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In the late nineteenth century, a group of publicly active African American women emerged from the social and educational elite to assume racial leadership roles. Their work challenged thinking on ... More


Nudes and Nazis; or, Surveying Sex through Violence in Museums

Jennifer Tyburczy

in Sex Museums: The Politics and Performance of Display

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226315102
eISBN:
9780226315386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315386.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Chapter two constitutes a form of discursive display to explore, in experimental fashion, nineteenth- and twentieth-century museums as sites for visualizing perversity through the exhibitionary logic ... More


Secret Agents: Black Women Insurgents on Abolitionist Battlegrounds

Veta Smith Tucker

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the gendered schema at the core of enslaved black women's abolitionist resistance and the scholarly neglect it received by examining the multiple and varied forms of resistance ... More


The Duty of the True Race Woman

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

What does it mean and what has it meant to be a Black female intellectual? What does it mean to be a race woman? When and where are the sites of race women’s becoming? Brittney Cooper argues that to ... More


“Proper, Dignified Agitation”: The Evolution of Mary Church Terrell

Brittney C. Cooper

in Beyond Respectability: The Intellectual Thought of Race Women

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252040993
eISBN:
9780252099540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040993.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter recuperates Mary Church Terrell as a critical theorist of Black racial uplift. The first President of the NACW, Terrell went on to have a sixty-year career in Civil Rights activism. This ... More


Climbing the Hilltop: New Negro Womanhood at Howard University

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Howard University emerged as the premier institution for higher learning for African Americans. Using the life of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a Howard alumnus and ... More


Abolitionist Women and the Liberty Party

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the incident that taught Mary Davis that the color of one's skin was unrelated to one's character, and that racial prejudice and slavery were a detriment to the nation. ... More


New Occasions Teach New Duties: Mary Elizabeth Lease's Maternalist Agenda

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Mary Elizabeth Lease, the most famous orator of the Populist Party and one of the most controversial figures in Populist historiography, and her maternalist agenda that ... More


Fitter Families for Future Firesides: Florence Sherbon and Popular Eugenics

Laura L. Lovett

in Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831076
eISBN:
9781469604725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868102_lovett.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Florence Sherbon and her eugenics campaign for fitter families. It examines fitter family contests, held at agricultural fairs that combined eugenics with public-health ... More


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