New York: William Morrow & Company, 1984. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. White cloth spine over blue boards, in black dust jacket. Light edgewear and scuffing. Spine ends bumped. Adhesive residue to front and rear paste-downs, covered by jacket flaps. Light spotting and black marker line to edges and top of page block. SIGNED by Giddings on title page. Portion of rear endpaper cut out. Apparent ex-library copy, with all library markings removed as described above. Good plus, in near fine dust jacket. Good + / near fine. Item #23208
Classic work on the history and meaning of African-American women's political activism and dual struggle against sexism and racism. Published shortly before the theory of intersectionality was formally named and well before it entered the popular lexicon, Giddings builds on the scholarship of figures like Anna Julia Haywood Cooper, whose words give the book its title: "Only the black woman can say 'when and where I enter, in the quiet, undisputed dignity of my womanhood [...] then and there the whole Negro race enters with me."