Friday, April 09, 2010

Free At Last?

The Woman’s Suffrage Movement, which culminated in the 20th century, won the right to vote for all white American women. Even after the Nineteenth Amendment was passed, black women still had to fight for their right to cast a vote. Now, in the opening years of the 21st Century, for the first time in the history of the United States, the American people have broken all precedent and elected an African American to the presidency. The African American male, though still dealing with racial prejudice, appears to have finally broken free from a cruel caste system based on the color of his skin. American women also seem to have largely broken free from a caste system based on their sex—all except many Christian American women…of any color. 

This post is an excerpt from the book, Woman this is WAR! Gender, Slavery, & the Evangelical Caste System, by Jocelyn Andersen. The book is available for pre-order now. Pre-orders will be shipped 4-6 weeks before the book becomes available to bookstores.

Woman this is WAR! is scheduled for release on July 20, 2010 to coincide with the 162nd anniversary of the second day of the historic Seneca Falls Women's Conference held at a Methodist church in Seneca Falls, New York. It was a decidedly Christian event.

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