Analysis Of Ar T I A Woman

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Similar to another brilliant scholar, Deborah Gray White from the Board of Governs Professor of History and Professor of women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University wrote a concise book titled Ar’n’t I A Woman? This particular book was written in 1999, approximately sixteen years ago from this month, February, which coincidently is Black History Month. As I started this book I read the title and I immediately noticed the title and the way it was written, which of course is the way the slaves spoke in the past. The book gives a major perspicacious judgment of the role of African American women during and after slavery was eradicated. The overall theme of the book Ar’n’t I A Woman, in my perspective was that, as Deborah White wrote, African …show more content…
because I wanted to learn more about what an African American women went through in the past, some history books that I’ve read don’t accentuate the issues and the stories of the African American women and their hardships that were raised during the era of slavery. Many of the descriptions were heartbreaking but it opened my eyes to everything that happened in the past life of the enslaved women. The book increased my eagerness to gain a deeper knowledge about the lives of the African American women. I took to heart what the African American women went through and I was capable to get that feeling of being there and feeling the agony that they encountered during and after slavery. What I really like about this book is that as I was reading this I noticed that the author didn’t really pick a side or was biased about the events; she basically told and explained everything in detail that had happened throughout that era. However, the downfall of reading this book was that Deborah White told the story in a list of events that was also presented with her argument and the facts throughout the book. I was pleased with reading the book Ar’n’t I A Women? I was able to complete the book in a short amount of time because it was difficult to put down and pause my reading. White elucidated numerous of significant information which made it a powerful story that involved the experiences that the female slaves …show more content…
White has done a really fantastic job at telling the story and the hard to endure experiences of the African American female in the south. She was able to reconstruct the myths that followed the African American enslaved women and everything that they were involved with and the dark facts. This showed the intensity contradiction that the black women faced. Deborah Gray White definitely unveiled the truth about the African American women slave and I will never view slavery the way that it was first taught to me ever again. This fantastic scholarly written book challenged me to think and acknowledge the differences that there was between the slaved women as opposed to the slaved men and the white people. This book portrays how the Caucasian males are the ones to blame for the mistreatment of the African American women

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