“Why sit ye here and Die”? Counter-Hegemonic Histories of the Black Female Intellectual in Nineteenth Century America

Fraser, Rebecca and Griffin, Martyn (2020) “Why sit ye here and Die”? Counter-Hegemonic Histories of the Black Female Intellectual in Nineteenth Century America. Journal of American Studies. ISSN 0021-8758

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Abstract

This paper examines the work and lives of black female activist-Intellectuals in the years before the formation of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs (NACWC) in 1896. Looking deeper at arguments originally made by Maria Stewart, concerning the denial of black women's ambitions and limiting potential in their working lives, the analysis employs the work of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, in particular his notion of the intellectual, to help reflect on the centrality of these black women in the development of an early counterhegemonic movement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: arts and humanities(all),social sciences(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Art, Media and American Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > American Studies
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Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 10:30
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2020 23:57
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/72929
DOI: 10.1017/S0021875820000389

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