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The Trouble between Us: An Uneasy History of White and Black Women in the Feminist Movement

Winifred Breines


This book considers why a racially integrated feminist movement did not develop in the second wave of the feminist movement in the 1970s. It looks at radical white and black women in the civil rights movement: black women in the Black Power movement and the Black Panther Party; Bread and Roses, a primarily white Boston socialist feminist organization, black feminism with a focus on the Combahee River Collective in Boston; and cross-racial work and conferences in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It asks why the primarily white radical feminist movement has been considered racist and whether whit ... More

Keywords: second wave feminism, racism, African American, racially integrated feminist movement, Boston, civil rights movement, Black Power movement, Bread and Roses, Combahee River Collective, racial pioneers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195179040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Winifred Breines, author
Northeastern University
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