From free Black women in 1860 to Black women in 2008, the experience of discrimination in seeking and keeping a job has been determinedly constant. Branch focuses on occupational segregation before 1970 and situates the findings of contemporary studies in a broad historical context, illustrating how inequality can grow and become entrenched over time through the institution of work.
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
ENOBONG HANNAH BRANCH is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Table of Contents
1. Hierarchies of Preference at Work: The Need for an Intersectional Approach
2. As Good as Any Man: Black Women in Farm Labor
3. Excellent Servants: Domestic Service as Black Women's Work
4. Existing on the Industrial Fringe: Black Women in the Factory
5. Your Blues Ain't Nothing Like Mine: Race and Gender as Keys to Occupational Opportunity
6. The Illusion of Progress: Black Women's Work in the Post-Civil Rights Era