Sister Circle: Black Women and Work / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 08/02/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $1.99
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 92%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (19) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $14.97   
  • Used (15) from $1.99   

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813530611
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.96 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Sisters in a Circle
Introduction: Historical Overview of Black Women and Work 1
Pt. 1 Work It Sista!
The Black Side of the Mirror: The Black Body in the Workplace 13
Flying the Love Bird and Other Tourist Jobs in Jamaica: Women Workers in Negril 29
"Working for Nothing but for a Living": Black Women in the Underground Economy 48
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Mothering, Work, and Welfare in the Rural South 67
Getting Paid: Black Women Economists Reflect on Women and Work 84
Pt. 2 Foremothers: The Shoulders on Which We Stand
"Don't Let Nobody Bother Yo' Principle": The Sexual Economy of American Slavery 103
"And We Claim Our Rights": The Rights Rhetoric of Black and White Women Activists before the Civil War 128
"What Are We Worth": Anna Julia Cooper Defines Black Women's Work at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century 146
"All of the Glory ... Faded ... Quickly": Sadie T. M. Alexander and Black Professional Women, 1920-1950 164
A Sister in the Brotherhood: Rosina Corrothers Tucker and the Sleeping Car Porters, 1930-1950 184
Pt. 3 Women's Work through the Artist's Eyes
Declaring (Ambiguous) Liberty: Paule Marshall's Middle-Class Women 199
Searching for Memories: Visualizing My Art and Our Work 218
Pt. 4 Detours on the Road to Work: Blessings in Disguise
Labor above and beyond the Call: A Black Woman Scholar in the Academy 231
When the Spirit Takes Hold, What the Work Becomes! 254
About the Contributors 273
Index 279
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)