Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow Black Women , Work, and the Family, from Slavery to the Present

ISBN-10: 0465018815
ISBN-13: 9780465018819
Edition: 2nd 2009
Authors: Jacqueline Jones
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 12/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

The forces that shaped the institution of slavery in the American South endured, albeit in altered form, long after slavery was abolished. Toiling in sweltering Virginia tobacco factories or in the kitchens of white families in Chicago, black women felt a stultifying combination of racial discrimination and sexual prejudice. And yet, in their efforts to sustain family ties, they shared a common purpose with wives and mothers of all classes.InLabor of Love, Labor of Sorrow, historian Jacqueline Jones offers a powerful account of the changing role of black women, lending a voice to an unsung struggle from the depths of slavery to the ongoing fight for civil rights.

Acknowledgments for the 1985 Edition
Preface to the New Edition
Introduction
"My Mother Was Much of a Woman": Slavery, 1830-1860
Enslaved Women Becoming Freedwomen: The Civil War and Reconstruction
"Bent Backs and Laboring Muscles": in the Rural South, 1880-1915
Between the Southern Cotton Field and the Northern Ghetto: the Urban South, 1880-1915
"To Get Out of this Land of Sufring": Black Women Migrants to the North, 1900-1930
Harder Times: The Great Depression
The Roots of Two Revolutions, 1940-1955
The Struggle Confirmed and Transformed, 1955-1980
Crosscurrents of Past and Present, 1980-2009
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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