A classic work of feminist scholarship, Ain't I a Woman has become a must-read for all those interested in the nature of black womanhood. Examining the impact of sexism on black women during slavery, the devaluation of black womanhood, black male sexism, racism among feminists, and the black woman's involvement with feminism, hooks attempts to move us beyond racist and sexist assumptions. The result is nothing short of groundbreaking, giving this book a critical place on every feminist scholar's bookshelf.

chapter |13 pages


chapter 2|36 pages

Continued Devaluation of Black Womanhood

chapter 3|31 pages

The Imperialism of Patriarchy

chapter 159|38 pages

Black Women and Feminism