A Black Women's History of the United States

A Black Women's History of the United States

Daina Ramey Berry
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A Black Women's History of the United States is a critical survey of black women's complicated legacy in America, as it takes into account their exploitation and victimization as well as their undeniable and substantial contributions to the country since its inception. In centering black women's stories, two award-winning historians seek both to empower African American women and to show unique ability to make their own communities while combatting centuries of oppression. The authors prioritize many voices: enslaved women, freedwomen, religious leaders, artists, queer women, activists, and women who lived outside the law.