Anna J. Cooper – A Voice from the South
In her book, A Voice from the South, Anna J. Cooper expressly addresses two issues: the participation of women in American society and America’s race problem. These are two issues very close to Cooper as an African American woman herself and she claims to speak for all African American women on these points. She argues that for America to be a truly democratic country that has
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and the second wave of feminism and I would be very interested to know her thoughts on the idea that women should not be limited by biology and can do anything that men can do. I suspect that she would have problems with women in the armed services, fighting fires, or making important business decisions and I wonder how she felt as her progressive ideas of the 1890s became hopelessly old fashioned in the 1960s.