When and Where I Enter: The Impact of Black Women on Race and Sex in America - To Choose Again, Freely Summary & Analysis

Paula Giddings
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While Black women in slavery are often treated as harshly as men, though they do have an advantage over their male counterparts. The women are sometimes in positions of authority in the household or at least have dominion over their own households while men had no authority anywhere. After the Civil War, men rebel not only against the White authority but against the Black women in their lives as well. The women, meanwhile, have had limited aspirations - often to be the favored mistress of a white man who could provide clothing and other nice things. Black women are often a major part of the family's income, and their inability to remain at home to oversee the household hurts their efforts to create stable family environments. As activists such as Sojourner Truth speak out for women's rights, including those...

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