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

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

by Xiomara Santamarina
 

ISBN-10: 0807856487

ISBN-13: 9780807856482

Pub. Date: 10/31/2005

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood

Overview

Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807856482
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
10/31/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents


Contents

Preface. It Is No Disgrace for Either Sex to Engage in An Honorable Employment

Acknowledgements

Introduction. From Fields to White House

Part I. Constraints

Chapter 1. Race, Work, and Literary Authority in The Narrative of Sojourner Truth

Chapter 2. The View from Below: Menial Labor and Self-Reliance in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig

Part II. Opportunities

Chapter 3. Enterprising Women and the Labors of Femininity: Eliza Potter, Cincinnati Hairdresser

Chapter 4. Behind the Scenes of Black Labor: Elizabeth Keckley and the Scandal of Publicity

Coda. Moving Beyond Antebellum Reform: African American Working Women and their Traditions

Notes

Index

Illustrations

Slave women working on the roads in South Carolina

Elleanor Eldridge

Sojourner Truth

Cincinnati Daily Gazette review of A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life, October 19, 1859

Cincinnati Daily Commercial review of A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life, October 20, 1859

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