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Love, Activism, and the Respectable Life of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Author :  Tara T. Green

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  • Country United Kingdom
  • Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN9781501382314
  • FormatHardBound
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2022
  • Bib. Info280 p,152 x 229mm
  • CategoriesBlack & Asian Studies
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Born in New Orleans in 1875 to a mother who was formerly enslaved and a father of questionable identity, Alice Dunbar-Nelson was a pioneering activist, writer, suffragist, and educator. Until now, Dunbar-Nelson has largely been viewed only in relation to her abusive ex-husband, the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. This is the first book-length look at this major figure in Black women's history, covering her life from the post-reconstruction era through the Harlem Renaissance. Tara T. Green builds on Black feminist, sexuality, historical and cultural studies to create a literary biography that examines Dunbar-Nelson's life and legacy as a respectable activist - a woman who navigated complex challenges associated with resisting racism and sexism, and who defined her sexual identity and sexual agency within the confines of respectability politics. It's a book about the past, but it's also a book about the present that nods to the future.

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