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Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

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At the dawn of the twentieth century, black women in the US were carving out new ways of living. The first generations born after emancipation, their struggle was to live as if they really were free.

These women refused to labour like slaves. Wrestling with the question of freedom, they invented forms of love and solidarity outside convention and law. These were the pioneers of free love, common-law and transient marriages, queer identities, and single motherhood - all deemed scandalous, even pathological, at the dawn of the twentieth century, though they set the pattern for the world to come.

In Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, Saidiya Hartman deploys both radical scholarship and profound literary intelligence to examine the transformation of intimate life that they instigated. With visionary intensity, she conjures their worlds, their dilemmas, their defiant brilliance.

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Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Riotous Black Girls, Troublesome Women, and Queer Radicals
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Source title: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval

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Library of Congress
E185.86 .H379 2019, E185.86.H379 2019

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hardcover
Number of pages
464

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OL27344659M
ISBN 10
0393285677
ISBN 13
9780393285673
LCCN
2018043118
OCLC/WorldCat
1240275567, 1037810804
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0393285677

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