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Mothering the race : women's narratives of reproduction, 1890-1930

Author: Allison Berg
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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African American and white women were encouraged to view motherhood as a national racial imperative. Tracing the diverse strategies by which women writers and activists responded to this imperative,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allison Berg
ISBN: 025202690X 9780252026904
OCLC Number: 46422334
Description: x, 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Maternal metaphors : articulating gender, race, and nation at the turn of the century --
Reconstructing motherhood : Pauline Hopkins's Contending forces and the rhetoric of racial uplift --
The romance "plot" : reproducing silence, reinscribing race in The awakening and Summer --
Hard labor : Edith Summers Kelley's Weeds and the language of eugenics --
Fatal contractions : Nella Larsen's Quicksand and the new Negro mother --
Epilogue: representing motherhood at century's end.
Responsibility: Allison Berg.

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"Explores narratives about reproduction written by both African American and white women. The author also used the work of feminists and socialists such as Fannie Barrier Williams, Charlotte Perkins Read more...

 
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