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Vem var kvinna? Om Sojourner Truth och uppkomsten av en amerikansk kvinnorättsrörelse

Steinvall, Klara LU (2012) MRSG20 20121
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
The words of Sojourner Truth, a 19th century preacher, womanist and abolitionist are often cited when the connection between the abolitionist movement and the early women’s movement in the USA is brought up. This essay aims to examine the origins of that movement that is usually described as the first wave of feminism in the USA. Using the tools of intersectional theory the analysis of this essay tries to investigate the position of the African American women in these social movements. Quotes from different speeches held by Sojourner Truth are analyzed with purpose to illustrate the perspective of an African American woman who tried to remind the organizations she addressed that African Americans and women are not two isolated social... (More)
The words of Sojourner Truth, a 19th century preacher, womanist and abolitionist are often cited when the connection between the abolitionist movement and the early women’s movement in the USA is brought up. This essay aims to examine the origins of that movement that is usually described as the first wave of feminism in the USA. Using the tools of intersectional theory the analysis of this essay tries to investigate the position of the African American women in these social movements. Quotes from different speeches held by Sojourner Truth are analyzed with purpose to illustrate the perspective of an African American woman who tried to remind the organizations she addressed that African Americans and women are not two isolated social groups. I think that we still need this reminder, in our present time but also while trying to understand the history of different social movements. (Less)
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author
Steinvall, Klara LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20121
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
abolitioniströrelsen, women's suffrage movement: abolitionism, kvinnorättsrörelsen, Sojourner Truth, mänskliga rättigheter, human rights
language
Swedish
id
2596556
date added to LUP
2012-09-25 13:50:46
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2014-09-04 08:27:38
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  abstract     = {The words of Sojourner Truth, a 19th century preacher, womanist and abolitionist are often cited when the connection between the abolitionist movement and the early women’s movement in the USA is brought up. This essay aims to examine the origins of that movement that is usually described as the first wave of feminism in the USA. Using the tools of intersectional theory the analysis of this essay tries to investigate the position of the African American women in these social movements. Quotes from different speeches held by Sojourner Truth are analyzed with purpose to illustrate the perspective of an African American woman who tried to remind the organizations she addressed that African Americans and women are not two isolated social groups. I think that we still need this reminder, in our present time but also while trying to understand the history of different social movements.},
  author       = {Steinvall, Klara},
  keyword      = {abolitioniströrelsen,women's suffrage movement: abolitionism,kvinnorättsrörelsen,Sojourner Truth,mänskliga rättigheter,human rights},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vem var kvinna? Om Sojourner Truth och uppkomsten av en amerikansk kvinnorättsrörelse},
  year         = {2012},
}