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Left, The

Robin D. Kelley

in Black Women in America, Second Edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780195156775
Left, The

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In much of the history and historiography of the American Left, African American women have largely been invisible, lost in the cracks somewhere between the “Negro question” and the “woman question.” Most white and black male Communists, Socialists, and even New Leftists of the 1960s have tended to view African American struggles through the lenses of race, saving the category of gender (when it was applied) to white women. Not surprisingly, in most left-wing movements where African Americans as a whole and women of various ethnic groups have struggled to remain visible and find...

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