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Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present

Author: Jacqueline Jones
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Jacqueline, 1948-
Labor of love, labor of sorrow.
New York : Basic Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)563872640
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Jones
ISBN: 0465037569 9780465037568 0394745361 9780394745367
OCLC Number: 11399213
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 1986.
Description: xiii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: "My mother was much of a woman": slavery --
Freed women? The Civil War and reconstruction --
A bridge of "bent backs and laboring muscles": the rural south, 1880-1915 --
Between the cotton field and the ghetto: the urban south, 1880-1915 --
"To get out of this land of sufring": black women migrants to the north, 1900-1930 --
Harder times: the Great Depression --
The roots of two revolutions, 1940-1955 --
The struggle confirmed and transformed, 1955-1980.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Jones.

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An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability.

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