Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches (Blacks in the Diaspora)

Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches (Blacks in the Diaspora)[PDF / Epub] ☁ Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches (Blacks in the Diaspora) By Maria W. Stewart – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk enthusiastic well written read it if you want to be inspired by a truly heroic woman New Directions for Women the fullest account to date of Stewart's life and an excellent basis for understanding Ste enthusiastic well written read it if you want Stewart: America's MOBI · to be inspired by a truly heroic woman New Directions for Women the fullest account to date of Stewart's life and an excellent basis for understanding Stewart's work HistoryThis is informative and inspiring source material for today's scholars lay readers and 'professionals' Journal of American HistoryIn gathering and introducing Stewart's works Richardson provides an opportunity for readers to study the thoughts and words of this influential early black female Maria W. PDF/EPUB ² activist a forerunner to Frederick Douglass and Sojourner Truth and the first black American to lecture in defense of women's rights placing her in the context of the swirling abolitionist movement. I picked this up on impulse of the shelf at the library while I was waiting on a PC to become availableThis book is a compilation of writings from a 19th century abolitionist It's a short volume as there must not be much else available that Mrs Stewart wroteIt was heavy with respectability politics Being the perfect citizen chaste and virtuous and God fearing will not suddenly make racists aware of the humanity of Blackfolks It didn't work before or after the Civil War and it still doesn't work ALL people are worthy of basic human rights eual justice under law eual educational and employment opportunities regardless of their level of literacy or family of origin or religious involvementRecommended only for feminist history scholars A great window into the beginning of the abolitionist movement from a free woman of color Heavy religious theme due to religion being her inspiration for fighting for her brothers Feminist themes and a focus on bettering of self to ‘prove’ that blacks can be eual to whites Some good themes can be found sorting through the selfvictim blame My favorite being that a people cannot rise up unless they stop stepping on each other and seeing an armed slave revolt as a weapon of gods wrath against slave owners sins The book itself was blah However there is a lot to be learned from the things that Maria Stewart went through Maria was obviously influenced heavily by the bible and christian teachings Its a travesty how much she went through after her husband died Caveat actually basing this off the reading of Mediations from the Pen of Mrs Maria W Stewart since goodreads didn't have that one specifically listed which also contained several speeches Huge on the religion nuggets of the pulling up by boot straps and striving for intellectualmoral improvements Mostly interesting from historical perspective of beginnings of american anti slavery movement and the hardships she overcame to speak out and in publicPerhaps this book has other speeches not contained in Mediations from the Pen This made me believe there was room for religion in the revolution Stewart made me believe that if people really did follow the word of god there would be no oppression But then of course there is interpretations of the word of god and thats where everything gets messed up She makes sense of the unity of oppressions She speaks of the abilities hopes and dreams of her people that are wasted on labor She speaks for higher education for black women She speaks She speaks While I like the premise of a black anti slavery author and orator appealing to women's issues as well I found the compilation as a whole disjointed I also felt that her intentions and aspirations were sometimes at odds with her articulation of them it's a shame that my schooling allowed me to go 22 years without hearing about this woman

Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Maria W. Stewart: America's First Black Woman Political Writer : Essays and Speeches (Blacks in the Diaspora)
  • Maria W. Stewart
  • English
  • 06 November 2015
  • 9780253204462