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Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. - Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History (Hardback)
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Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. - Women, Gender, and Sexuality in American History (Hardback)

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Hardback 204 Pages / Published: 29/03/2017
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Home to established African American institutions and communities, Washington, D.C., offered women in the New Negro movement a unique setting for the fight against racial and gender oppression. Colored No More traces how African American women of the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century made significant strides toward making the nation's capital a more equal and dynamic urban center. Treva B. Lindsey presents New Negro womanhood as a multidimensional space that included race women, blues women, mothers, white collar professionals, beauticians, fortune tellers, sex workers, same-gender couples, artists, activists, and innovators. Drawing from these differing but interconnected African American women's spaces, Lindsey excavates a multifaceted urban and cultural history of struggle toward a vision of equality that could emerge and sustain itself. Upward mobility to equal citizenship for African American women encompassed challenging racial, gender, class, and sexuality status quos. Lindsey maps the intersection of these challenges and their place at the core of New Negro womanhood.

Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252041020
Number of pages: 204
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


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"Treva Lindsey, in Colored No More, is as bold as the women about whom she writes. Fresh research, illuminated by feminist theory, reveals how 'New Negro Womanhood' became a framework through which African American women developed modern identities. The politics of respectability confront the politics of pleasure in this outstanding study."--Martha S. Jones, author of All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900

"Lindsey's brilliantly researched book adds to black culture by mapping out the intersections of various identities of African-American women who shaped black life on a local and national scale."--Vibe

"Colored No More provokes important questions for African American historiography and should inform historians' telling of urban black history after the Civil War. . . . Lindsey is precise and explicit in her interpretation of sources but seems also to recognize the present-day consequences of that interpretation."--H-Net Review [H-SHGAPE]


"A major contribution to African American women's history that demonstrates urban black women's important political work. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice
"Lindsey's Colored No More succeeds in changing the way we see African American women in the nation's capital from the 1890s through the 1920s. She innovatively and provocatively brings together histories of black women in higher education, beauty culture, the suffrage movement, and literary salons to prove that Washington was a site of New Negro ideology."--Journal of Southern History

"Lindsay successfully demonstrates that New Negro womanhood was a complex and capacious category accommodating a range of social, political, and sexual beliefs. . . . Colored No More is essential to the historiography of Washington, D.C."--Washington History

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