Talk with You Like a Woman : African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2010Description: 1 online resource (389 p.)ISBN: 9780807882320Subject(s): African American women - Employment - New York (State) - New York | African American women -- Employment -- New York (State) -- New York | African American women - New York (State) - New York - Social conditions - History | African American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social conditions -- History | Racism - New York (State) - New York - History - 20th century | Racism -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 20th century | Sex role - New York (State) - New York - History - 19th century | Sex role -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century | Women’s rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century | Women''s rights - New York (State) - New York - History - 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Talk with You Like a Woman : African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935DDC classification: 305.48/8960730747 | 305.4889607 LOC classification: F128.9.N4H53 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; INTRODUCTION: Talk with You Like a Woman; I: African American Urban Life and the Multiple Meanings of Protection in the City; II: Urban Reform and Criminal Justice; III: Rehabilitation, Respectability, and Race; CONCLUSION: Thank God I Am Independent One More Time; Notes; Bibliography; Index
With this book, Cheryl Hicks brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early-twentieth-century New York. Hicks compares the ideals of racial uplift and reform programs of middle-class white and black activists to the experiences and perspectives of those whom they sought to protect and, often, control. In need of support as they navigated the discriminatory labor and housing markets and contended with poverty, maternity, and domestic violence, black women instead found themselves subject to hostility from black leaders, urban reformers, and the police. Still, these black working-class women struggled to uphold their own standards of respectable womanhood. Through their actions as well as their words, they challenged prevailing views regarding black women and morality in urban America. Drawing on extensive archival research, Hicks explores the complexities of black working-class women''s lives and illuminates the impact of racism and sexism on early-twentieth-century urban reform and criminal justice initiatives.
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