Killing The Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty

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In 1997, this groundbreaking book made a powerful entrance into the national conversation on race. In a media landscape dominated by racially biased images of welfare queens and crack babies, Killing the Black Body exposed America’s systemic abuse of Black women’s bodies. From slave masters’ economic stake in bonded women’s fertility to government programs that coerced thousands of poor Black women into being sterilized as late as the 1970s, these abuses pointed to the degradation of Black motherhood—and the exclusion of Black women’s reproductive needs in mainstream feminist and civil rights agendas.

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Weight0.6 lbs
Dimensions8 × 5.3 × 0.8 in
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Date Published

December 29, 1998

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Pages

400

Publisher

Vintage

Year Published

1998

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