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Living with Jim Crow : African American Women and Memories of the Segregated South

By: Brown, Leslie.
Contributor(s): Valk, Anne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Palgrave Studies in Oral History: Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010Description: 1 online resource (228 p.).ISBN: 9780230109872.Subject(s): African American women -- Southern States -- Interviews | African Americans -- Segregation -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | African Americans -- Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Interviews -- Southern States | Racism -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Sexism -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Southern States -- Biography -- Anecdotes | Southern States -- Race relations -- Anecdotes | Southern States -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- AnecdotesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Living with Jim Crow : African American Women and Memories of the Segregated SouthDDC classification: 305.896/073075 | 305.896073075 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Series Editors' Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Foundation Was There: Growing up a Girl in the Jim Crow South; CHAPTER 2 What Is Expected Of You: Gender and Sexuality; CHAPTER 3 You Are All Under Bondage, Which Is True: Working Lives; Plates Section; CHAPTER 4 A Society Totally Our Own: Institutional and Cultural Life; CHAPTER 5 I Like To Get Something Done: Fighting for Social and Political Change; Afterword; Appendix A: List of Interviews; Appendix B: Sample Edited Transcript, from Interview with Ila J. Blue; Notes; Index
Summary: Using first-person narratives collected through oral history interviews, this groundbreaking book collects black women''s memories of their public and private lives during the period of legal segregation in the American South.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Series Editors' Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 The Foundation Was There: Growing up a Girl in the Jim Crow South; CHAPTER 2 What Is Expected Of You: Gender and Sexuality; CHAPTER 3 You Are All Under Bondage, Which Is True: Working Lives; Plates Section; CHAPTER 4 A Society Totally Our Own: Institutional and Cultural Life; CHAPTER 5 I Like To Get Something Done: Fighting for Social and Political Change; Afterword; Appendix A: List of Interviews; Appendix B: Sample Edited Transcript, from Interview with Ila J. Blue; Notes; Index

Using first-person narratives collected through oral history interviews, this groundbreaking book collects black women''s memories of their public and private lives during the period of legal segregation in the American South.

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This is the second publication emerging out of the "Behind the Veil" project at the Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University, based on interviews conducted during the 1980s-90s. (The first publication was an award-winning boxed set titled Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South; CH, Mar'02, 39-4184.. The present volume is a carefully edited collection of interviews with 47 African American women born into the Jim Crow South who witnessed the great changes in race relations that occurred in the latter half of the 20th century. Valk (Brown) and Brown (Williams College) were research coordinators for "Behind the Veil," and their book focuses exclusively on women's experiences. In this collection of interviews, African American women throughout the South share their experiences of Jim Crow and how it affected their lives, and how they changed their lives in response to it. While this material could easily have been spread out over several publications, and would have benefitted from more extensive contextual background for each interview, the volume stands as an indispensable contribution to African American and women's history. Summing Up: Essential. All libraries, all levels. G. R. Innes Western Connecticut State University

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ANNE VALK is Associate Director for Programs of the John Nicholas Brown Centre, Brown University, USA. LESLIE BROWN is Assistant Professor of History at Williams College, USA, and the author of Upbuilding Black Durham .

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