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The Resource Black women in white America : a documentary history, edited by Gerda Lerner

Black women in white America : a documentary history, edited by Gerda Lerner

Label
Black women in white America : a documentary history
Title
Black women in white America
Title remainder
a documentary history
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gerda Lerner
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this fine collection of rare documentary sources, many of them previously unpublished, African-American women in their rich diversity speak of themselves, their lives, their ambitions, their struggles. Theirs are stores of oppression and survival, of family and community self-help, of inspiring heroism and grass-roots organizational continuity in the face of racism, economic hardship, and, far too often, violence. In the spirit of the slave mother who counseled her daughter, "Fight, and if you can't fight, kick; if you can't kick, then bite," black women resisted sexual abuse and economic oppression, cared for black children and neighbors, and organized for survival and political power. Their vivid accounts, their strong and insistent voices, make for inspiring reading, enriching our understanding of the American past"--Book cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
301.41/2/0973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.86
LC item number
.L4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1920-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lerner, Gerda
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • USA
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • USA
Label
Black women in white America : a documentary history, edited by Gerda Lerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mary McLead Bethune --- I. Slavery. 1. Purchase and sale -- 2. Tell it like it was -- 3. The struggle for survival -- Day-to-day resistance -- 4. A woman's fate -- 5. On the road to freedon --- II. The struggle for education. 1. Learning to teach -- 2. Teaching the freedom -- 3. School founders --- III. A woman's lot. 1. Black women are sex objects for white men -- 2. The myth of the bad black woman -- 3. The rape of black women as a weapon of terror -- 4. Black women attack the lynching system --- IV. Making a living. 1. Doing domestic work -- 2. From service jobs to the factory --- V. Survival is a form of resistance --- VI. In government service and political life --- VII. The monster prejudice. 1. In the grip of the monster -- 2. Freedom -- now --- VIII. Lifting as we climb. 1. From benevolent societies to national club movement -- 2. Interracial work -- 3. Inside a white organization -- the Young Women's Christian Association -- 4. Grass-roots work --- IX. Race pride --- X. Black women speak of womanhood
Control code
ocm00282004
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xxxvi, 630 p.
Isbn
9780394475400
Lccn
77173892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780394475400
  • (OCoLC)00282004
Label
Black women in white America : a documentary history, edited by Gerda Lerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Mary McLead Bethune --- I. Slavery. 1. Purchase and sale -- 2. Tell it like it was -- 3. The struggle for survival -- Day-to-day resistance -- 4. A woman's fate -- 5. On the road to freedon --- II. The struggle for education. 1. Learning to teach -- 2. Teaching the freedom -- 3. School founders --- III. A woman's lot. 1. Black women are sex objects for white men -- 2. The myth of the bad black woman -- 3. The rape of black women as a weapon of terror -- 4. Black women attack the lynching system --- IV. Making a living. 1. Doing domestic work -- 2. From service jobs to the factory --- V. Survival is a form of resistance --- VI. In government service and political life --- VII. The monster prejudice. 1. In the grip of the monster -- 2. Freedom -- now --- VIII. Lifting as we climb. 1. From benevolent societies to national club movement -- 2. Interracial work -- 3. Inside a white organization -- the Young Women's Christian Association -- 4. Grass-roots work --- IX. Race pride --- X. Black women speak of womanhood
Control code
ocm00282004
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed..
Extent
xxxvi, 630 p.
Isbn
9780394475400
Lccn
77173892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780394475400
  • (OCoLC)00282004

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