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To 'joy my freedom : Southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War

Author: Tera W Hunter
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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After the American Civil War, southern black women, such as household labourers and washerwomen, constructed their own world of work, play, negotiation, resistance and community organization. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tera W Hunter
ISBN: 0674893085 9780674893085 9780674893092 0674893093
OCLC Number: 40251236
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: 1997.
Description: ix, 311 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: "Answering bells is played out" : slavery and the Civil War --
Reconstruction and meanings of freedom --
Working class neighborhoods and everyday life --
"Washing Amazons" and organized protests --
The "color line" gives way to the "color wall" --
Survival and social welfare in the age of Jim Crow --
"Wholesome" and "hurtful" amusements --
"Dancing and carousing the night away" --
Tuberculosis as the "Negro servants' disease" --
"Looking for a free state to live in."
Other Titles: Southern Black women's lives and labors after the Civil War
Responsibility: Tera W. Hunter.

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The Emancipation Proclamation did not bring freedom to the four million African-Americans who lived in slavery in 1863. Instead, blacks had to claim and define that freedom in tens of thousands of Read more...

 
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