A powerful study of the women's movement in the U.S. from abolitionist days to the present that demonstrates how it has always been hampered by the racist and classist biases of its leaders.
Table of Contents
1. The Legacy of Slavery: Standards for a New Womanhood 2. The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Birth of Women's Rights 3. Class and Race in the Early Women's Rights Campaign 4. Racism in the Woman Suffrage Movement 5. The Meaning of Emancipation According to Black Women 6. Education and Liberation: Black Women's Perspective 7. Woman Suffrage at the Turn of the Century: The Rising Influence of Racism 8. Black Women and the Club Movement 9. Working Women, Black Women, and the History of the Suffrage Movement 10. Communist Women 11. Rape, Racism and the Myth of the Black Rapist 12. Racism, Birth control and Reproductive Rights 13. The Approaching Obsolescence of Housework: A Working-class Perspective
"As useful an exposition of the current dilemmas of the women's movement as one could hope for."--Los Angeles Times Book Review