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Telling Memories among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South
     

Telling Memories among Southern Women: Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South

by Susan Tucker
 

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Conveys the bonds that have united black and white women from the Deep South and the tensions that have separated them (from Civil War-present).

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Conveys the bonds that have united black and white women from the Deep South and the tensions that have separated them (from Civil War-present).

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Library Journal
This collection of oral history narratives explores the attitudes and experiences of black women who worked as domestics in the segregated South and their white women employers. Although the narratives cover 1900 to the beginning of the Civil Rights era, the interviews were conducted in the 1980s. The memories, therefore, are recounted in light of the changes wrought by the intervening years. Tucker analyzes the complex social patterns of the times, the women's lifestyles, and the effect of selective memory on their stories. A fascinating study of a hitherto neglected area of social history. Susan B. Hagloch, Tuscarawas Cty. P.L., New Philadelphia, Ohio
Booknews
An exploration of a complex, sometimes enigmatic bond. Mostly oral history narratives gathered from black domestic workers and their employers. Includes a photographic essay. No index. No bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805209532
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/03/1990
Edition description:
1st paperback ed
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
5.49(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.79(d)

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