Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

by Regis M. Fox

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Overview

Fox analyzes Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, Elizabeth Keckly's Behind the Scenes, Anna Julia Cooper's A Voice From the South, and Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose. The thinkers highlighted by Fox have been dismissed as elitist, accommodationist, or complicit—yet Fox reveals that in reality, these women use their writing to protest antiblack violence, reject superficial reform, call for major sociopolitical change, and challenge the false promises of American democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813064895
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Regis M. Fox is assistant professor of English at Grand Valley State University.

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"Offers fresh insights into nineteenth-century black women's cultural production. Compelling and elegantly crafted."—Kathy L. Glass, author of Courting Communities: Black Female Nationalism and "Syncre-Nationalism" in the Nineteenth-Century North



"Outstanding in explaining why these figures were important leaders in their own time and are important models today. A truly engaging and significant study."—John Ernest, editor of Douglass in His Own Time

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