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Angela Y. Davis

Author of Women, Race, and Class

39+ Works 7,108 Members 86 Reviews 16 Favorited

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Please do not combine Angela Davis and Angela Y. Davis. There are different authors with the name Angela Davis.

Works by Angela Y. Davis

Women, Race, and Class (1981) 2,029 copies
Are Prisons Obsolete? (2003) 1,071 copies
If They Come in the Morning: Voices of Resistance (1971) — Editor — 427 copies
Women, Culture, and Politics (1984) 390 copies
The Angela Y. Davis Reader (1998) 103 copies
Angela Davis Speaks! (2012) 9 copies
Lectures on Liberation (1970) 9 copies
Dones, raça i classe (2022) 2 copies

Associated Works

Assata: An Autobiography (1987) — Foreword, some editions — 1,267 copies
When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir (2018) — Foreword, some editions — 955 copies
From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016) — Foreword, some editions — 464 copies
To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism (1995) — Afterword, some editions — 318 copies
Tenderheaded: A Comb-Bending Collection of Hair Stories (2001) — Contributor — 91 copies
Critical Race Feminism: A Reader (1997) — Foreword, some editions — 90 copies
Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA (2014) — Contributor — 65 copies
Policing the National Body: Sex, Race, and Criminalization (2002) — Afterword, some editions — 54 copies
Women: A World Report (1985) — Contributor — 30 copies
Schwarzer Feminismus: Grundlagentexte (2019) — Contributor — 8 copies

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“Our histories never unfold in isolation.”
Davis always goes hard. A 2021 must-(re)read.
 
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hannerwell | 16 other reviews | Feb 24, 2024 |
An inspiring and eye opening series of lectures on liberation movements around the world. I would recommend with the caveat that the last few lectures were fairly repetitive with the same talking points being used.
 
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Aidan767 | 16 other reviews | Feb 1, 2024 |
In this book, the author challenges the US to confront the human rights catastrophe in our jails and prisons and argues for an end to incarceration, showing how closely today's mass incarceration system resembles a modern form of slavery. She also addresses how abolition movements in the past have proven successful only after years of persistent struggle.
 
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PendleHillLibrary | 26 other reviews | Jan 16, 2024 |
Davis eloquently pinpoints the historical connections between sexism, racism, and economic inequality throughout America's struggle for gender equality. Chapter by chapter she dissects how those dehumanizing efforts have been a part of society: from antebellum America to the early 1980's. She highlights people who historically pointed out those intersections and rightfully should be heroes: like Frederick Douglass or W. E. B. Du Bois. Likewise, she casts a critical light on people like Margaret Sanger, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton--three women whose feminist ideas often took them down paths advocating racism or eugenics. Davis is best when summarizing history (as at times her pullquotes aren't that compelling). And I wish more of her caustic wit and personality would shine. Still, this book will knock you on your ass. It's as relevant today as it was when written.… (more)
 
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