With These Hands: Women Working on the Land

With These Hands: Women Working on the Land

by Joan M. Jensen
     
 

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Although millions of women in the United States have worked on the land, With These Hands is the first history of their work. This collection begins with the agricultural work of Native American women, and traces to the eighties their experience as well as that of Euro-American, Hispanic, Black, and Asian women who have struggled to remain on the land.

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Although millions of women in the United States have worked on the land, With These Hands is the first history of their work. This collection begins with the agricultural work of Native American women, and traces to the eighties their experience as well as that of Euro-American, Hispanic, Black, and Asian women who have struggled to remain on the land. Rural women’s complex lives emerge through letters, songs, fiction, official documents, journal entries, poetry, and oral history, documenting their love of the land, consciousness of racism and sexism, views of politics, and activities aimed at change.

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WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women
Long before women stepped foot in the kitchen, they were out in the fields. Tracing back to the 15th century, With These Hands shows how women were the agricultural force who cultivated the land, nutured their families and controlled a portion of the agricommunity. Unfortunately, but not surprisingly, historians have neglected to research and document this aspect of history, since it tends to reflect on the lives of poor and minority women. Revealing a relatively unknown perspective on agriculture, these writings and period photos bring to light the working lives of women. Illuminated are the ways in which they gained energy and power from those experiences.
—SH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912670904
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
01/01/1993
Series:
Women's Lives - Women's Work Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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