A Shining Thread of Hope by Darlene Clark Hine

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At the greatest moments and in the cruelest times, black women have been a crucial part of America's history.  Now, the inspiring history of black women in America is explored in vivid detail by two leaders in the fields of African American and women's history.

A Shining Thread of Hope chronicles the lives of black women from indentured servitude in the early American colonies to the cruelty of antebellum plantations, from the reign of lynch law in the Jim Crow South to the triumphs of the Civil Rights era, and it illustrates how the story of black women in America is as much a tale of courage and hope as it is a history of struggle.  On both an individual and a collective level, A Shining Thread of Hope reveals the strength and spirit of black women and brings their stories from the fringes of American history to a central position in our understanding of the forces and events that have shaped this country.


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About Darlene Clark Hine

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Darlene Clark Hine is John A. Hannah Professor of American History at Michigan State University and the coeditor of Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia. Kathleen Thompson is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Black Women.
 
Published October 10, 2009 by Broadway Books. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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The dean of a new generation of historians of black women in America and the editor of a notable reference work have produced a vivid narrative that illuminates the usually marginalized, neglected history of women of African descent in the New World and recasts it as a distinctive American legacy.

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 The dean of a new generation of historians of black women in America and the editor of a notable reference work have produced a vivid narrative that illuminates the usually marginalized, neglected history of women of African descent in the New World and recasts it as a distinctive American legacy.

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A comprehensive history of African American women spanning four centuries, this stirring tour de force moves black women from the wings to center stage. In the slave quarters, they formed underground

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