Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Mary Ann Shadd Cary

The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century
Jane Rhodes
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 07/22/1999
Format: Paperback 14 b&w photos
ISBN: 978-0-253-21350-1
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Best Mass Communication History Book 1998, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationA Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 1999

... an extraordinary and richly contextualized biography that highlights the engagement and agency of a little-known African American activist who challenged the obstacles gender and race posed for her." —The Journal of American History

Rhodes provides a well-researched, balanced, clearly written assessment of the extraordinary life of this trailblazing African American feminist and reformer." —Choice

In this book we see how a courageous and pugnacious journalist-activist fought arduously to attain freedom from male dominance and establish a model for future feminists." —Quill & Scroll

Jane Rhodes' wonderful biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary... is an insightful and moving portrait of a determined and resourceful Black woman who put all she had into ending slavery and securing full human rights for her people." —Darlene Clark Hine

This is an excellent book. Not only does it illuminate the details of the life of a little-known journalist of considerable accomplishment, but it also contributes to the body of knowledge relevant to numerous other subject areas." —Rodger Streitmatter

Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans’ gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere.

Author Bio

JANE RHODES is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, San Diego, teaching about race, gender, and media history. She has been on the faculties of Indiana University and the State University of New York College at Cortland. She has also worked as a journalist and community activist.

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“" . . . an extraordinary and richly contextualized biography that highlights the engagement and agency of a little-known African American activist who challenged the obstacles gender and race posed for her." —The Journal of American History “Rhodes provides a well-researched, balanced, clearly written assessment of the extraordinary life of this trailblazing African American feminist and reformer.” —Choice “In this book we see how a courageous and pugnacious journalist-activist fought arduously to attain freedom from male dominance and establish a model for future feminists.” —Quill & Scroll “Jane Rhodes' wonderful biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary . . . is an insightful and moving portrait of a determined and resourceful Black woman who put all she had into ending slavery and securing full human rights for her people.” —Darlene Clark Hine “This is an excellent book. Not only does it illuminate the details of the life of a little-known journalist of considerable accomplishment, but it also contributes to the body of knowledge relevant to numerous other subject areas.” —Rodger Streitmatter Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans’ gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere.”

“" . . . an extraordinary and richly contextualized biography that highlights the engagement and agency of a little-known African American activist who challenged the obstacles gender and race posed for her." —The Journal of American History “Rhodes provides a well-researched, balanced, clearly written assessment of the extraordinary life of this trailblazing African American feminist and reformer.” —Choice “In this book we see how a courageous and pugnacious journalist-activist fought arduously to attain freedom from male dominance and establish a model for future feminists.” —Quill & Scroll “Jane Rhodes' wonderful biography of Mary Ann Shadd Cary . . . is an insightful and moving portrait of a determined and resourceful Black woman who put all she had into ending slavery and securing full human rights for her people.” —Darlene Clark Hine “This is an excellent book. Not only does it illuminate the details of the life of a little-known journalist of considerable accomplishment, but it also contributes to the body of knowledge relevant to numerous other subject areas.” —Rodger Streitmatter Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken 19th-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Her life provides a window on the free black experience, emergent black nationalisms, African Americans’ gender ideologies, and the formation of a black public sphere.”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. The Making of an Activist
2. Emigration Furor and Notes of Canada West
3. Trouble in "Paradise"
4. "We Have ‘Broken the Editorial Ice’"
5. The Chatham Years
6. Civil War and the End of the Canadian Sojourn
7. Reconstructing a Life—Reconstructing a People
8. Law and Reform in the Nation’s Capital
Conclusion: A Life Spent Fighting at the Margins
Notes
Bibliography
Index