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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... know Clifton's work well also note key elements of her poetic voice in which she honors the everyday mysticism of African American experience, a firm claim to agency and creativity in the face of terror, and an insistence on telling the truths of history—the joyful truths as well as the hidden...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 50–77.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Nonetheless, I argue for the importance of reconfiguring Tubman in the artistic and popular imaginary as an icon of resistance and a refutation of the national myths perpetuated in popular American history. Copyright © 2014 by Smith College 2014 JANELL HOBSON BetweenHistoryand Fantasy: HarrieTt...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 269–289.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Karsonya Wise Whitehead Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 KARSONYA WISE WHITEHEAD Lesson Plan: Them Girls SureGot History: Notes on Becoming a Forensic HerstoricalInvestigator IntendedAudience:9th-12th grade and postsecondary students ScopeandSequence:This lesson plan set examines...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 191–213.
Published: 01 September 2006
... FROM VOICES OF FEMINISM ORAL HISTORY PROJECT INTERVIEW 193 LINDA CHAVEZ-THOMPSON: I think she wanted to break the cycle. I think in her way, it was her statement that her daughters not to have to be as compliant as she and her sisters were taught to be. In other words, you don't talk back to your...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 126–165.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Frances M. Beal; Loretta J. Ross Abstract In this oral history, Frances M. Beal describes her unique childhood as the daughter of parents of refugee Jewish, African American, and Native American descent. The interview focuses on her activism in the United States and in France, including founding...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 141–162.
Published: 01 September 2009
...Jennifer J. Smith Abstract Michelle Cliff's novels Abeng and No Telephone to Heaven have received significant critical attention for their attempts to establish a lineage of female resistance to oppression and to restore matrilineal histories that have been effaced by colonial and neocolonial...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 81–85.
Published: 01 March 2010
... My Imagination': Lesbianism and the Cultural Tradition" (Cook 1979b).Cook then followed up fifteen years later with an assessment offeminist truth-telling in the writing of women's lives when she published "Outing History" in 1994. Now, just over fifteen years after "Outing History" appeared, we find...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Peggy Saika; Loretta Ross Abstract In this oral history, Saika underscores the lasting impact of the internment experience as a call to vigilance and action. She traces her political involvements from pan-Asian student activism in the late 1960s forward, marking her journey through various forms...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 43–60.
Published: 01 March 2007
...Jennifer Thorington Springer Abstract “Reconfigurations of Caribbean History: Michelle Cliff's Rebel Women” examines Cliff's re-visioning of Caribbean history in an effort to elucidate Caribbean women's active role in building Caribbean nations. In Abeng , Cliff reinvents what Honor Ford Smith...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 92–116.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Valérie Loichot Copyright © 2004 by Smith College 2004 VALERIE LOICHOT EdwidgeDanticat'sl(itchen History I tookyetanothercookie,andanother,until thewholeboxwasempty "I cannotreadAmerican,"I said. (Dantica1t 996, 111) Herfaceis minesheis not smilingsheis chewingandswallowingI haveto havemyface...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Ramya Sreenivasan Abstract This review article is a state of the field review, based on six recent monographs and edited volumes published in the United States, India, and England, all pertaining to women’s studies or women’s history in South Asia. Krupa Shandilya , Intimate Relations...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 114–139.
Published: 01 September 2009
.... I open the essay with the fact of Pleasant's erasure by documenting her historiographical absence and then go on to explain how Cliff ghostwrites Pleasant's story through a narrative of strategic adjacencies. Cliff enmeshes Pleasant's story with those of others engaged in contrapuntal history...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Cheryl A. Wall Copyright © 2001 by Wesleyan University Press 2001 ESSAY Histories and Heresies Engendering the Harlem Renaissance CHERYL A. WALL History 1)a writtennarrativeconstitutinga continuousmethodicarlecord,in orderoftime,ofimportantorpubliceventse, speciallythoseconnected...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 36. Aunt Dora Green, traditional midwife, Eufaula, Alabama, late 1930s. WPA Writers’ Project. Courtesy of Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery. Figure 36. Aunt Dora Green, traditional midwife, Eufaula, Alabama, late 1930s. WPA Writers’ Project. Courtesy of Alabama More
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Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 1. “Moody, approximately age 14,” age estimate courtesy of Frances Jefferson, sister of Anne Moody. Frances Jefferson text message to Leigh Ann Wheeler and shared with author, October 30, 2019. Creator: Unknown. Courtesy of the Board of Directors, Natchez Museum of African American History More
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 150–162.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in its influence on the writing of contemporary scholars of the Black diaspora. Campt, Commander, and Sharpe amplify her claim of the importance of the enslaved past to understanding contemporary Black lives. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 African diaspora slavery Black feminism history...
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 1. Muna Lee, “Report of Work Done by Committee on International Action of the National Woman’s Party, U.S.A., at Pan-American Conference on Behalf of Rights of Women,” February 21, 1928, p. 1. Doris Stevens Papers, MC 546, folder 94.3. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America More
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 2. Muna Lee, “Report of Work Done by Committee on International Action of the National Woman’s Party, U.S.A., at Pan-American Conference on Behalf of Rights of Women,” February 21, 1928, p. 2. Doris Stevens Papers, MC 546, folder 94.3. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America More
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 3. Muna Lee, “Report of Work Done by Committee on International Action of the National Woman’s Party, U.S.A., at Pan-American Conference on Behalf of Rights of Women,” February 21, 1928, p. 3. Doris Stevens Papers, MC 546, folder 94.3. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America More
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Published: 01 October 2020
Figure 4. Muna Lee, “Report of Work Done by Committee on International Action of the National Woman’s Party, U.S.A., at Pan-American Conference on Behalf of Rights of Women,” February 21, 1928, p. 4. Doris Stevens Papers, MC 546, folder 94.3. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America More