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Mary Ann Shadd Cary : The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century - Jane Rhodes

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century

Paperback Published: 22nd July 1999
ISBN: 9780253213501
Number Of Pages: 308

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..". an extraordinary and richly contextualized biography that highlights the engagement and agency of a little-known African American activist who challenged the obstacles gender and race posed for her." -- The Journal of American History

"Rhodes provides a well-researched, balanced, clearly written assessment of the extraordinary life of this trailblazing African American feminist and reformer." -- Choice

"In this book we see how a courageous and pugnacious journalist-activist fought arduously to attain freedom from male dominance and establish a model for future feminists." -- Quill & Scroll

"Jane Rhodes' wonderful biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary... is an insightful and moving portrait of a determined and resourceful Black woman who put all she had into ending slavery and securing full human rights for her people." -- Darlene Clark Hine

"This is an excellent book. Not only does it illuminate the details of the life of a little-known journalist of considerable accomplishment, but it also contributes to the body of knowledge relevant to numerous other subject areas." -- Rodger Streitmatter

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans' gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere.

"Rhodes provides a well-researched, balanced, clearly written assessment of the extraordinary life of this trailblazing African American feminist and reformer." -Choice "In this book we see how a courageous and pugnacious journalist-activist fought arduously to attain freedom from male dominance and establish a model for future feminists." --Quill & Scroll "Jane Rhodes' wonderful biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary makes a valuable contribution to the history of Black women in the United States and in Canada. It is well researched and is an insightful and moving portrait of a determined and resourceful Black woman who put all she had into ending slavery and securing full human rights for her people." --Darlene Clark Hine "This is an excellent book. Not only does it illuminate the details of the life of a little-known journalist of considerable accomplishment, but it also contributes to the body of knowledge relevant to numerous other subject areas... The book is informed by excellent research on the part of its author, who has used an impressive range and quality of original as well as secondary sources to construct a comprehensive, highly textured biography." --Rodger Streitmatter Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans' gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere. "The extraordinary life of [a] trailblazing African American feminist and reformer ... Recommended highly."Choice"

Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Making of an Activist
Emigration Furor and Notes of Canada West
""Trouble in Paradise""
""We Have 'Broken the Editorial Ice""
The Chatham Years
Civil War and the End of the Canadian Sojourn
Reconstructing a Life--Reconstructing a People
Law and Reform in the Nation's Capital Conclusion: A Life Spent Fighting at the Margins
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780253213501
ISBN-10: 0253213509
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 22nd July 1999
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.44