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Unbought and Unbossed

Unbought and Unbossed

Author: Shirley Chisholm

Year Published: 1970

Description: The autobiography Unbought and Unbossed chronicled Shirley Chisholm's journey from birth in Barbados to childhood in Brooklyn to becoming the first African-American congresswoman and a 1972 presidential candidate who campaigned as a champion for minorities, women and other historically marginalized populations.  In recounting her experiences, the book exposed significant racial and gender divides in both New York and national politics and what Chisholm observed as entrenched problems in America's democratic processes.

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'My present attitude toward politics as it is practiced in the United States: it is a beautiful fraud that has been imposed on the people for years, whose practitioners exchange gilded promises for the most valuable thing their victims own, their votes."'

Unbought and Unbossed

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