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At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Mcguire, Danielle L.

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ISBN: 0307389243     ISBN-13: 9780307389244
Publisher: Vintage Books
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2011
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Annotation: A history of America's civil rights movement traces the pivotal influence of sexual violence that victimized African American women for centuries, revealing Rosa Parks's contributions as an anti-rape activist years before her heroic bus protest.
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Library of Congress Subjects:
African American women; Civil rights; Alabama; History; 20th century.
African American women; Violence against; Alabama; History; 20th century.
Rape; Political aspects; Southern States; History; 20th century.
BISAC Categories:
- History | United States | 20th Century
- Social Science | Ethnic Studies
- Social Science | Women's Studies
Dewey: 323.1196/0730761
LCCN: bl2011030646
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.50" W x 0.75" (0.90 lbs) 392 pages
 
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Contributor Bio(s): Danielle L. McGuire was born in Janesville, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received her Ph.D. from Rutgers University. She is an assistant professor in the History Department at Wayne State University and lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2010 July #2)

McGuire's "new history" shines fresh light upon the germinal role of black women in the birth and development of the civil rights movement. "For decades," she writes, "the Montgomery bus boycott has been told as a story triggered by Rosa Parks's spontaneous refusal to give up her seat followed by the triumphant leadership of men." McGuire, assistant professor of history at Wayne State University, goes behind that story to tell of black women's struggles against abuse by white bus drivers and police officers that launched the boycott. She foregrounds black women's experiences of "verbal, physical, and sexual abuse" as prime movers of the grassroots movement. From the rape of Recy Taylor (1944) to the rape of Joan Little (1975), McGuire restores to memory the courageous black women who dared seek legal remedy, when black women and their families faced particular hazards for doing so. McGuire brings the reader through a dark time via a painful but somehow gratifying passage in this compelling, carefully documented work. (Sept.)

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