Too heavy a load : Black women in defense of themselves, 1894-1994 (Book, 1999) []
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Too heavy a load : Black women in defense of themselves, 1894-1994

Too heavy a load : Black women in defense of themselves, 1894-1994

Author: Deborah G White
Publisher: New York, New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 1999. ©1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
Too Heavy a Load explores this century's rich history of black women defending, defining, and explaining themselves. Although most prominently a history of the century-long struggle against racism and male chauvinism, it also brings to light and celebrates twentieth-century African American women's unlauded support for women's rights, civil rights, and civil liberties. Too Heavy a Load also takes us beyond the reach  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray), 1949-
Too heavy a load.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah G White
ISBN: 0393046672 9780393046670 039331992X 9780393319927
OCLC Number: 38748962
Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction: Divided against myself --
First step in nation-making --
Dilemmas of nation-making --
Their own best argument --
New era --
Rethinking place --
Sacrifices of unity --
Making a way out of no way --
Past and future meet --
Notes --
Other Titles: Black women in defense of themselves, 1894-1994
Responsibility: Deborah Gray White.


A history of the struggle of black women to attain equality and break away from exploitation. This work explores the efforts of black women to define and explain themselves as well as race and gender  Read more...


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