By Bell Hooks
During this vintage research, cultural critic bell hooks examines how black girls, from the 17th century to the current day, have been and are oppressed through either white males and black males and by way of white girls. Illustrating her research with relocating own bills, Ain't I a girl is deeply serious of the racism inherent within the considered many middle-class white feminists who've did not handle problems with race and sophistication. whereas acknowledging the clash of loyalty to race or intercourse remains to be a predicament, hooks demanding situations the view that race and gender are separate phenomena, insisting that the struggles to finish racism and sexism are inextricably intertwined.
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Still, IVe got to make up a little money next month, to pay in bank; and another thing, the doctors say that we are likely to have a touch of the cholera this summer, and if that's the case, I suppose I had better turn as many of my slaves into cash as I can. WALKER: Yes, doctor, that is very true. The cholera is death on slaves, and a thousand dollars in your pocket is a great deal better than a nigger in the field, with cholera at his heels. Why, who is that coming up the lane? It's Mr. Wildmarsh as I live!
I sold a very valuable gal to Mr. Haskins last week. I tell you, she was a smart one. I got eighteen hundred dollars for her. WALKER: Why, Squire, how you do talk! Eighteen hundred dollars for one gal? She must have been a screamer to bring that price. What sort of a lookin' critter was she? I should like to have bought her. WILDMARSH: She was a little of the smartest gal I've ever raised; that she was. WALKER: Then she was your own raising, was she? WILDMARSH: Oh, yes; she was raised on my place, and if I could have kept her three or four years longer, and taken her to the market myself, I am sure I could have sold her for three thousand dollars.
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Aint I a Woman (Pluto Classics) by Bell Hooks