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The Resource America, goddam : violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice, Treva B. Lindsey

America, goddam : violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice, Treva B. Lindsey

Label
America, goddam : violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice
Title
America, goddam
Title remainder
violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice
Statement of responsibility
Treva B. Lindsey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"America, Goddam explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today. Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. America Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States. Combining history, theory, and memoir, America Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. Lindsey also shows that the sanctity of life and liberty for Black men has been a galvanizing rallying cry within Black freedom movements. But Black women--who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants in it, and quite often architects to these freedom movements--are rarely the focus. Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. Across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led many to envisioning and building toward Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song which inspired the title, America, Goddam is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures"--
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CU-S/DLC
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1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lindsey, Treva B.
Dewey number
362.88082
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6250.4.W65
LC item number
L565 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women, Black
  • Women, Black
  • Social justice
  • Anti-racism
Label
America, goddam : violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice, Treva B. Lindsey
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Naomi Schneider book."
  • "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Goddam, goddam, goddam -- Say her name : policing is violence -- The caged bird sings : the criminal punishment system -- Up against the wind : intracommunal violence -- Violability is a pre-existing condition : dying in the medical industrial complex -- Unlivable : the deadly consequences of poverty -- They say I'm hopeless -- We were not meant survive -- Epilogue. A letter to Ma'Khia Bryant
Control code
on1260689489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780520384491
Lccn
2021029665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1260689489
Label
America, goddam : violence, Black women, and the struggle for justice, Treva B. Lindsey
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "A Naomi Schneider book."
  • "The George Gund Foundation imprint in African American studies."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Goddam, goddam, goddam -- Say her name : policing is violence -- The caged bird sings : the criminal punishment system -- Up against the wind : intracommunal violence -- Violability is a pre-existing condition : dying in the medical industrial complex -- Unlivable : the deadly consequences of poverty -- They say I'm hopeless -- We were not meant survive -- Epilogue. A letter to Ma'Khia Bryant
Control code
on1260689489
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780520384491
Lccn
2021029665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1260689489

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