"Moving Beyond Boundaries" makes a major contribution to our understanding of under-represented literatures by expanding our knowledge about the issues, experiences, and concerns of black women writing in different communities and in a wide range of geographic contexts. It is unique in the fact that it focuses, not only on African-American women's literature, but on black women's writing from around the world.
Covering writers from Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe, and such well-known authors as Zora Neale Hurston, Nadine Gordimer, and bell hooks, Moving Beyond Boundaries contains both creative and critical writings.
Volume one includes personal reflections, short stories, and essays as well as a large selection of poetry from women from all around the world.
"In this thoroughly researched, well-written, and engaging study, Davis reveals how Cady Stanton drew upon liberalism, republicanism, ascriptive forms of Americanism, and radicalism in advancing the cause of women's rights. Davis's historical institutionalist approach to the topic is most suited for demonstrating not only the way in which Cady Stanton, as a political actor, adjusted her arguments because of strategic consideration of the way they were received, but also the normative theoretical commitments that shaped the thinking of Cady Stanton as a political philosopher. The book is a must read for scholars of the history of political thought, feminist theory, and women's studies who wish to understand the full significance of Cady Stanton's intellectual and political legacy for American political thought. . . . Highly recommended."
-"Choice", "A convincing case for Stanton's significance as a central figure in the American political tradition."
-"Women's Review of Books", "Scholars of American political thought have often failed to appreciate the significance of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Scholars of Cady Stanton have often not been deeply immersed in broader studies of American political thought. Davis's outstanding book rectifies both these deficiencies in ways that will have enduring value."
-Rogers M. Smith, author of "Stories of Peoplehood: The Politics and Morals of Political Membership" "Davis does a brilliant job of analyzing (while not excusing) the political tactics--and often, political Machiavelliism--that the early feminist employed during her long, active life."
-"Feminist Review", "Davis admirably succeeds in this book that integrates the conceptual and political legacy of Elizabeth Cady Stanton with current scholarship on heritage of the American liberal state. A must-read for students of American political development, women's rights, and legal theory."
-Eileen McDonagh, author of "Breaking the Abortion Deadlock"