In Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow, historian Jacqueline Jones offers a powerful account of the changing role of black women, lending a voice to an unsung struggle from the depths of slavery to the ongoing fight for civil rights.
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Emphasizing the interconnections of work and family in black women's lives, historian Jones (Wellesley) sees her survey as countering ""the attitude of reverence"" (identified by literary critic Mary Helen Washington) that means ""we must settle for some idealized nonsense about black women. . ."...Mar 27 1985 | Read Full Review of Labor of Love, Labor of Sorro...
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