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Race women internationalists: activist-intellectuals and global freedom struggles

Umoren, Imaobong (2018) Race women internationalists: activist-intellectuals and global freedom struggles. University of California Press, Oakland, CA. ISBN 9780520295810

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Abstract

Race Women Internationalists explores how a group of Caribbean and African American women in the early and mid-twentieth century traveled the world to fight colonialism, fascism, sexism, and racism. Based on newspaper articles, speeches, and creative fiction and adopting a comparative perspective, the book brings together the entangled lives of three notable but overlooked women: American Eslanda Robeson, Martinican Paulette Nardal, and Jamaican Una Marson. It explores how, between the 1920s and the 1960s, the trio participated in global freedom struggles by traveling; building networks in feminist, student, black-led, anticolonial, and antifascist organizations; and forging alliances with key leaders. This made them race women internationalists—figures who engaged with a variety of interconnected internationalisms to challenge various forms of inequality facing people of African descent across the diaspora and the continent.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: https://www.ucpress.edu/
Additional Information: © 2018 the Regents of the University of California
Divisions: International History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Sets: Departments > International History
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2018 16:17
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2018 16:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88347

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