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Set the World on Fire Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom In Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring rallying their support for emigration to West Africa In Celia Jane Allen traveled to J

  • Title: Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom
  • Author: Keisha N. Blain
  • ISBN: 0812249887
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom By Keisha N. Blain, In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for emigration to West Africa In 1937, Celia Jane Allen traveled to Jim Crow Mississippi to organize rural black workers around black nationalist causes In the late 1940s, from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, Amy Jacques Garvey launched an ext In 1932, Mittie Maude Lena Gordon spoke to a crowd of black Chicagoans at the old Jack Johnson boxing ring, rallying their support for emigration to West Africa In 1937, Celia Jane Allen traveled to Jim Crow Mississippi to organize rural black workers around black nationalist causes In the late 1940s, from her home in Kingston, Jamaica, Amy Jacques Garvey launched an extensive letter writing campaign to defend the Greater Liberia Bill, which would relocate 13 million black Americans to West Africa.Gordon, Allen, and Jacques Garvey as well as Maymie De Mena, Ethel Collins, Amy Ashwood, and Ethel Waddell are part of an overlooked and understudied group of black women who take center stage in Set the World on Fire, the first book to examine how black nationalist women engaged in national and global politics from the early twentieth century to the 1960s Historians of the era generally portray the period between the Garvey movement of the 1920s and the Black Power movement of the 1960s as an era of declining black nationalist activism, but Keisha N Blain reframes the Great Depression, World War II, and early Cold War as significant eras of black nationalist and particularly, black nationalist women s ferment.In Chicago, Harlem, and the Mississippi Delta, from Britain to Jamaica, these women built alliances with people of color around the globe, agitating for the rights and liberation of black people in the United States and across the African diaspora As pragmatic activists, they employed multiple protest strategies and tactics, combined numerous religious and political ideologies, and forged unlikely alliances in their struggles for freedom Drawing on a variety of previously untapped sources, including newspapers, government records, songs, and poetry, Set the World on Fire highlights the flexibility, adaptability, and experimentation of black women leaders who demanded equal recognition and participation in global civil society Get A Copy Kindle Store 14.72 StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Hardcover, 255 pages Published February 1st 2018 by University of Pennsylvania Press first published January 18th 2018 More Details ISBN 0812249887 ISBN13 9780812249880 Edition Language English Literary Awards Darlene Clark Hine Award 2019 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Set the World on Fire, please sign up

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    Lists with This Book 2018 Non male Non Fiction 289 books 152 voters New Books by Black Authors 78 books 15 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.31 Rating details 29 ratings 9 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 8 More filters Sort order Feb 25, 2018 James rated it it was amazing Marvelous The best kind of history in that it takes a period that past histories have confronted in a vastly different way and fundamentally reshapes how one views the period Restores the legacy of important women in the nationalism struggle most frequently associated with Garvey, Du Bois and Robeson Highly recommended flag 4 likesLike see review May 08, 2018 Eric rated it really liked it finished this and found it absolutely fascinatingi think what got me the most was the intersection of working with ethnonationalists to try to secure funding to emigrate to liberiagood overview of post garvey thought and praxis flag 1 likeLike see review View 1 comment Jul 13, 2018 Sikivu Hutchinson rated it it was amazing A trenchant analysis of the Black women activists who shaped twentieth century Black nationalist organizing, mobilization and politics while infusing Black feminist principles and practice in male dominated contexts One of the most intriguing examples of this dynamic was activist Laura Adorker Kofey, who was murdered in 1928 after challenging male leadership, yet inspired legions of followers to continue her religious and political work decades later in West Africa and the American South Throu A trenchant analysis of the Black women activists who shaped twentieth century Black nationalist organizing, mobilization and politics while infusing Black feminist principles and practice in male dominated contexts One of the most intriguing examples of this dynamic was activist Laura Adorker Kofey, who was murdered in 1928 after challenging male leadership, yet inspired legions of followers to continue her religious and political work decades later in West Africa and the American South Through their writings, protests, speeches,educational outreach and reparations advocacy, Kofey, and other pioneering nationalist women leaders during the Great Depression, World War II, and Cold War eras, forged a path of pan Africanist and globalist resistance Blain s book is a timely appraisal of the intersectional conflicts Black women faced and continue to face in movement politics, and a corrective to mainstream assessments of Black liberation struggle that valorize charismatic patriarchal leadership flag Like see review Mar 11, 2019 Gregory rated it really liked it Traditional narrative holds that the golden age of black nationalism ended in the 1920s after the arrest and deportation of Marcus Garvey and that the movement remained dormant until the 1960s Blaine clearly proves that black nationalism was a vibrant movement in the period between 1925 and 1965 Moreover, she demonstrates conclusively that women were leaders in this black nationalist movement There is much in this book I am sure that I am not alone in being surprised that the black nationali Traditional narrative holds that the golden age of black nationalism ended in the 1920s after the arrest and deportation of Marcus Garvey and that the movement remained dormant until the 1960s Blaine clearly proves that black nationalism was a vibrant movement in the period between 1925 and 1965 Moreover, she demonstrates conclusively that women were leaders in this black nationalist movement There is much in this book I am sure that I am not alone in being surprised that the black nationalist women allied themselves for a short time with Senator Theodore Bilbo, a notorious racist and supporter of Jim Crow and white supremacy, with the intention of gaining support for black emigration to Africa in the 1930s and 1940s I enjoyed how Blaine used genealogical sources to learn about the individuals she was writing about flag Like see review May 11, 2019 Vanessa Holloway rated it it was amazing Excellent Keep up the good work VH flag Like see review Jan 21, 2019 Jbondandrews rated it liked it So many women mentioned of too little is known, if only it could be rectified flag Like see review Apr 11, 2019 Debra Foster Greene rated it it was amazing As a native Mississippian, I highly recommend chapters 3 and 4 flag Like see review Dec 07, 2018 ALlyn rated it liked it Very interesting exploration of some fascinating women and their role in an important part of history flag Like see review Lisa Krissoff rated it it was amazing Aug 05, 2019 Rebecca Graham rated it liked it Aug 22, 2019 werm rated it it was amazing Jul 30, 2018 Erin L rated it it was amazing Nov 28, 2018 Lauren rated it it was amazing Jun 25, 2019 Lawonna rated it liked it Dec 25, 2018 Apr 12, 2019 Mills College Library added it 320.54609 B634 2018 flag Like see review Kathryn S Wilson rated it really liked it Oct 05, 2018 Emily rated it it was amazing Apr 09, 2019 Will H rated it really liked it Apr 12, 2018 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    1. Marvelous The best kind of history in that it takes a period that past histories have confronted in a vastly different way and fundamentally reshapes how one views the period Restores the legacy of important women in the nationalism struggle most frequently associated with Garvey, Du Bois and Robeson Highly recommended.

    2. finished this and found it absolutely fascinatingi think what got me the most was the intersection of working with ethnonationalists to try to secure funding to emigrate to liberiagood overview of post garvey thought and praxis

    3. A trenchant analysis of the Black women activists who shaped twentieth century Black nationalist organizing, mobilization and politics while infusing Black feminist principles and practice in male dominated contexts One of the most intriguing examples of this dynamic was activist Laura Adorker Kofey, who was murdered in 1928 after challenging male leadership, yet inspired legions of followers to continue her religious and political work decades later in West Africa and the American South Throu A [...]

    4. Traditional narrative holds that the golden age of black nationalism ended in the 1920s after the arrest and deportation of Marcus Garvey and that the movement remained dormant until the 1960s Blaine clearly proves that black nationalism was a vibrant movement in the period between 1925 and 1965 Moreover, she demonstrates conclusively that women were leaders in this black nationalist movement There is much in this book I am sure that I am not alone in being surprised that the black nationali Tra [...]

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