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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 devaluation of Black motherhood--and the neglect of ...

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Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
1998, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679758693

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Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty
1997, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679442264

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