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Belabored professions : narratives of African American working womanhood

Author: Xiomara Santamarina
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word." This book examines the autobiographies of  Read more...

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Santamarina, Xiomara.
Belabored professions.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607873952
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xiomara Santamarina
ISBN: 0807829811 9780807829813 0807856487 9780807856482
OCLC Number: 59147986
Description: xiv, 222 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Race, work, and literary authority in the Narrative of Sojourner Truth --
The view from below : menial labor and self-reliance in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig --
Enterprising women and the labors of femininity : Eliza Potter, Cincinnati hairdresser --
Behind the scenes of Black labor : Elizabeth Keckley and the scandal of publicity.
Responsibility: Xiomara Santamarina.
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