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

Paperback | July 15, 2010

byLeslie Brown, Anne Valk

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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.

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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 ...

Anne Valk is Associate Director for Programs of the John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University. She is the author of Radical Sisters: Second-Wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C. Leslie Brown is Associate Professor of History at Williams College, and the author of Upbuilding Black Durham. From 1990-1996, Valk and Br...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 9.68 × 5.96 × 0.51 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023062152X

ISBN - 13:9780230621527

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Table of 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

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“An indispensible contribution to African American and women’s history. Essential.”—CHOICE