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Quite possibly one of the most important books I ve read concerning women s studies For over a hundred years the black woman has had to deal with the double whammy of being both a woman and black The passages on rape and lynching made me sick to my stomach as it would any one with any heart at all It took a long time for me to get through this book, not because it was dull, but because it had me thinking, it hurt my heart, it forced me to look outside of myself and my experience I really thi Quite possibly one of the most important books I ve read concerning women s studies For over a hundred years the black woman has had to deal with the double whammy of being both a woman and black The passages on rape and lynching made me sick to my stomach as it would any one with any heart at all It took a long time for me to get through this book, not because it was dull, but because it had me thinking, it hurt my heart, it forced me to look outside of myself and my experience I really think this book should be read by everyone Maybe then we could see each other instead of color What a totally readable collection of ordinary women s lives Put together in 1970, it includes interviews with amazing women who worked on the ground for economic, social and political equality It s divided into themes that are roughly chronological and I m sure when it came out there were few things like that But it stands the test of time for readability even if it does lack thorough context for these primary sources. This book changed my life as a young person Essential reading. The insights that Lerner offers into the day to day resistance and struggles of oppressed black women throughout history particularly, during slavery , give tribute to their strength and resilience. An interesting book This book contains the papers published from manuscripts stored in various libraries in America Its content is the experience of black women since the time of the pre exemption until 1970 when a black woman was speak about Womanhood, like white women. It s frightening to think that those times actually existed But we aren t too far off yet today, are we The black women from the white America back then had strength and will Their fear was understandable and their determination to make it through each day was honorable Very painful personal histories. &Epub ☠ Black Women in White America: A Documentary History ↟ In this documentary history, black women themselves tell not only what it s like to be oppressed as blacks and as women but also how they have managed to survive Here are stories of women who built a school on a garbage dump of the little known but vitally important networks of women s organizations dedicated to self help and the struggle for human dignity of the victims of the Ku Klux Klan, beatings and lynchings The documents, many of them previously unpublished and long hidden in archives across the country, fill in important chapters in the history of America Dr Lerner gives us material which can change images that whites have had of blacks, and possibly even those which we, as blacks, have of ourselves Maya Angelou, Life A rich collection of personal stories compiled and presented by women s historian Gerta Lerner This is a very accessible and readable collection of the lives of ordinary women and activists Th amount of work Lerner spent in researching and putting these together is impressive, and not at all academic or dull, but there s a lot of information here Put together in 1970, it includes interviews with amazing women who worked on the ground for economic, social and political empowerment It s divide A rich collection of personal stories compiled and presented by women s historian Gerta Lerner This is a very accessible and readable collection of the lives of ordinary women and activists Th amount of work Lerner spent in researching and putting these together is impressive, and not at all academic or dull, but there s a lot of information here Put together in 1970, it includes interviews with amazing women who worked on the ground for economic, social and political empowerment It s divided into themes that are roughly chronological and though 50 years old, it stands the test of time for readability and importance of content