Race Women Internationalists

Race Women Internationalists Activist-Intellectuals and Global Freedom Struggles

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Paperback (03 Jul 2018) | English

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Synopsis

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. 

Book information

ISBN: 9780520295810
Publisher: University of California Press
Imprint: University of California Press
Pub date:
Edition: First Edition edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 216
Weight: 308g
Height: 151mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 18mm