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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.

Publication Info. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.896 V174L    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xiii, 209 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Series Palgrave studies in oral history.
Palgrave studies in oral history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-202) and index.
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"--Provided by publisher.
Contents The foundation was there: growing up a girl in the Jim Crow South -- What is expected of you: gender and sexuality --You are all under bondage, which is true: working lives -- A society totally our own: institutional and cultural life -- I like to get something done: fighting for social and political change.
Subject African American women -- Southern States -- Interviews.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Racism -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Sexism -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Southern States -- Race relations -- Anecdotes.
Southern States -- Biography -- Anecdotes.
Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Interviews -- Southern States.
Oral history.
Added Author Brown, Leslie, 1954-
ISBN 9780230619623 hardback
0230619622 hardback
9780230621527 paperback
023062152X paperback
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