What are the best studies about African-American feminism?

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    #1From Black Power to Hip Hop

    From Black Power to Hip Hop
    From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism is an investigative and analytic book written by Patricia Hill Collins. It was released in 2006 and is about the modern forms of racism in America.

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    Cheryl Woods
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A strong read. It's not easy, but so important. I'm so glad to have it. I would buy a follow up just because it's been more than 10 years since this came out and I'm sure there are more voices out there to hear."
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    #2Reconstructing Womanhood

    Reconstructing Womanhood

    Reconstructing Womanhood: The Emergence of the Afro-American Woman Novelist is a study book written by Hazel V. Carby. It is about the impact of modern literature on feminism, racial issues, and economics.


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    Ashley Contreras
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Reconstructing Womanhood is the best book available with regards to African-American feminism in America. I'm so relieved to finally find a novel and author that so perfectly captures the female movement from the perspective of African-American women. I've bookmarked almost every page in this book as I regularly reference the material in my own studies with regards to the subject."
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    #3Killing the Black Body

    Killing the Black Body

    Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty is an analytical book written by Dorothy Roberts. It was originally released in 1997. It tries to analyze how African-American women were materialized.


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    Benjamin Williams
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Killing the Black Body is a very emotional book regarding the historys of black womens reproductive health. It is a shame the subject is mostly ignored in schools even though it is very important to understand tensions for minorities in present day. Would read again if the opportunity presented itself. "
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    #4Feminist Theory

    Feminist Theory

    Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center is an investigative book written by bell hooks, whose real name was Gloria Jean Watkins. It was first released in 1984. It tries to analyze why feminism did not pan out as expected.


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    Megan Rodriguez
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This is a very relevant book to the topic. It is written about the different caveats to pursuing feminism, from an African American perspective at the time. Great read if that is what you are looking for."
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    #5Black Woman Redefined

    Black Woman Redefined
    Black Woman Redefined: Dispelling Myths and Discovering Fulfillment in the Age of Michelle Obama is an investigative book written by Sophia Nelson. It was released in 2011 and won the 2011 AALA Best Non-Fiction Book.

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    Madison Black
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "WOnderful book about african american feminism. I think this is a great read for any young woman today."
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    #6Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

    Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches
    In Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches, Audre Lorde writes fifteen essays and speeches that take on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and class, and propounds social difference as a vehicle for action and change. 

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    John Turner
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book really spoke to me about the struggle of African-American women and how feminism has affected them compared to others. I think it's an excellent read for any women's studies students or anyone interested in feminism."
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    #7Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

    Blues Legacies and Black Feminism

    Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday is an investigative book written by Angela Y. Davis. It is originally released in 1999 and is about the historical and social impact of Blues culture.


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    Michael Stephens
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "African Americans deal with a lot of issues in society. I think it becomes even more relevant when you read about African American women having to deal with both racism and sexism. I would love to read more about these women tackle those issues while leading their lives. This book does a great job of teaching me about those issues. "
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    #8Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

    Zami: A New Spelling of My Name

    Zami: A New Spelling of My Name is a non-fiction novel written by Audre Lorde that tells the story of two women in love with each other. They will share their story in this book to inspire others.


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    Liu Lee
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Audre Lord is a well known African-American feminist author who displays her wit and sarcasm freely. This book surrounds her childhood growing up in Harlem and the other women who shaped her. It lends valuable insight to her life and the writing of her other novels."
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    #9Sisters of the Yam

    Sisters of the Yam

    Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery is a critic book written by bell hooks, whose real name is Gloria Jean Atkins. It was originally published in 1994. It is about sexism and racism make it hard for African American women to succeed.


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    Maria Pierce
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is one of the classic books about African-American feminism. It is a real eye opener for those of us who have not experienced the racism and challenges that African American women have throughout history. Very educational."
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    Belonging: A Culture of Place is a non-fiction book for young adults written by bell hooks, whose real name is Gloria Jean Watkins. It was released in 2008. It is about the connection between land ownership and race.


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    Raymond Douglas
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Belonging is a book all about places and how we approach land ownership and feeling accepted in a given location. More specifically, it delves into the issue of land ownership and belonging for African-American citizens. Though this is an intriguing cultural study, it does not focus on a feminist approach, so those looking for a book about feminism should probably look elsewhere."


Best What are the best studies about African-American feminism
1From Black Power to Hip HopBooks 35 Paid
2Reconstructing WomanhoodBooks 31 Paid
3Killing the Black BodyBooks 30 Paid
4Feminist TheoryBooks 29 Paid
5Black Woman RedefinedBooks 27 Paid
6Sister Outsider: Essays and SpeechesBooks 25 Paid
7Blues Legacies and Black FeminismBooks 18 Paid
8Zami: A New Spelling of My NameBooks 15 Paid
9Sisters of the YamBooks 9 Paid
10BelongingBooks 2 Paid

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