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Author Valk, Anne M., 1964-

Title Living with Jim Crow : African American women and memories of the segregated South / Anne Valk and Leslie Brown
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 209 p.) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction: We Did Well With What We Had: Remembering Black Life behind the Veil -- Kin to Everybody: Childhood -- Crossing Over into another World: Personal Relationships across the Lifespan -- You are all under Bondage, which is True: Working Lives -- A Society Totally our Own: Institutional and Cultural Life in Black Communities -- I Like to Get Something Done: Fighting for Social and Political Change
Summary This groundbreaking book collects black women's personal recollections of their public and private lives during the period of legal segregation in the American South. Using first-person narratives, collected through oral history interviews, the book emphasizes women's role in their families and communities, treating women as important actors in the economic, social, cultural, and political life of the segregated South. By focusing on the commonalities of women's experiences, as well as the ways that women's lives differed from the experiences of southern black men, Living with Jim Crow analyzes the interlocking forces of racism and sexism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject African American women -- Southern States -- Interviews
African Americans -- Southern States -- Anecdotes -- Segregation -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Southern States -- Anecdotes -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Racism -- Southern States -- Anecdotes -- History -- 20th century
Sexism -- Southern States -- Anecdotes -- History -- 20th century
Interviews -- Southern States
Oral history
SUBJECT Southern States -- Anecdotes -- Race relations
Southern States -- Biography -- Anecdotes
Southern States -- Anecdotes -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Genre/Form Biographies.
Herinneringen (vorm)
Interviews (vorm)
Form Electronic book
Author Brown, Leslie, 1954-
Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN 023010987X