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Talk with you like a woman : African American women, justice, and reform in New York, 1890-1935

Author: Cheryl D Hicks
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2010.
Series: Gender & American culture.
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With this book, Cheryl Hicks brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early twentieth-century New York. In need of support as they navigated the discriminatory labor and housing markets and contended with poverty, maternity, and domestic violence, black women instead found themselves subject to hostility  Read more...
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Hicks, Cheryl D., 1971-
Talk with you like a woman.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2010
(DLC) 2010027107
(OCoLC)607975625
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cheryl D Hicks
ISBN: 9780807882320 0807882321 9781469603759 1469603756
OCLC Number: 698110362
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 372 p.) : ill., ports.
Contents: To live a fuller and freer life : black women migrants' expectations and New York's urban realities, 1890-1927 --
The only one that would be interested in me : police brutality, black women's protection, and the New York Race Riot of 1900 --
I want to save these girls : single black women and their protectors, 1895-1911 --
Colored women of hard and vicious character : respectability, domesticity, and crime, 1893-1933 --
Tragedy of the colored girl in court : the National Urban League and New York's Women's Court, 1911-1931 --
In danger of becoming morally depraved : single black women, working-class black families, and New York State's Wayward Minor Laws, 1917-1928 --
A rather bright and good-looking colored girl : black women's sexuality, "harmful intimacy," and attempts to regulate desire, 1917-1928 --
I don't live on my sister, I living of myself : parole, gender, and black families, 1905-1935 --
She would be better off in the South : sending women on parole to their southern kin, 1920-1935 --
Conclusion: thank god I am independent one more time.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Cheryl D. Hicks.

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"[Hicks] gives voice to women who have not been studied thus far. Recommended. Undergraduate and graduate studies." --"Choice"

 
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