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Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow : Black Women, Work, and the Family, from Slavery to the Present
by Jacqueline Jones


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

In Labor 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465018819
  • ISBN-10: 0465018815
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • Publish Date: December 2009
  • Page Count: 480
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.25 pounds


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