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Abiding Courage : African American Migrant Women and the East Bay Community

By: Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 1996Edition: 2.Description: 1 online resource (388 p.).ISBN: 9780807862841.Subject(s): African American women - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Social conditions | African Americans - California - San Francisco Bay Area - Migrations - History - 20th century | Rural-urban migration - California - San Francisco Bay Area - History - 20th century | San Francisco Bay Area (Calif.) - Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Abiding Courage : African American Migrant Women and the East Bay CommunityDDC classification: 305.48896073 | 979.4 | 979.4/600496073 LOC classification: F868.S156Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover Page; Abiding Courage; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One It Was Just Like Living in Two Worlds; Chapter Two To Make the Two Worlds One; Chapter Three I Never Thought I''d Have to Create All That; Chapter Four I Always Desired Independence, Never Wealth; Chapter Five I Never Denied Where I Came From; Chapter Six If We Didn''t Do It, It Just Wouldn''t Get Done; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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Cover Page; Abiding Courage; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter One It Was Just Like Living in Two Worlds; Chapter Two To Make the Two Worlds One; Chapter Three I Never Thought I''d Have to Create All That; Chapter Four I Always Desired Independence, Never Wealth; Chapter Five I Never Denied Where I Came From; Chapter Six If We Didn''t Do It, It Just Wouldn''t Get Done; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Abiding Courage: African American Migrant Women and the East Bay Community

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Lemke-Santangelo's study is a seminal work. Writing with an unambiguous purpose--to examine the migration and community-building efforts of African American women who moved from the South to the East Bay cities of California during WW II--the author presents, in an endearing style, the experiences of women about whom little has been written. A riveting introduction sets the stage for a journey involving "economic autonomy, hard work, education, worship, family ties, charity, and independent self-help institutions," which readers share. What makes this story so poignant is that it is told by 50 women who actually lived the experiences Lemke-Santangelo recounts. With chapter titles such as "It Was Just Like Living in Two Worlds," "To Make the Two Worlds One," "I Never Thought I'd Have to Create All That," "I Always Desired Independence, Never Wealth," "I Never Denied Where I Came From" and "If We Didn't Do It, It Just Wouldn't Get Done," Lemke-Santangelo unfolds a unique history of the lives of a segment of the US population. Feminists as well as nonfeminists will find the book a welcome respite from the lives of mainstream women. All levels. R. Stewart SUNY College at Buffalo

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