Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood / Edition 1

Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood / Edition 1

by Xiomara Santamarina
     
 

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Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood

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ISBN-13:
9780807856482
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.58(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface : it is no disgrace for either sex to engage in an honorable employment
Introduction : from fields to White House3
Ch. 1Race, work and literary authority in The narrative of Sojourner Truth35
Ch. 2The view from below : menial labor and self-reliance in Harriet Wilson's Our nig64
Ch. 3Enterprising women and the labors of femininity : Eliza Potter, Cincinnati hairdresser103
Ch. 4Behind the scenes of black labor : Elizabeth Keckley and the scandal of publicity139
Coda : moving beyond antebellum reform : African American working women and their traditions165

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