What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era

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In a highly original study of women, race, and class, Stephanie J. Shaw takes us into the inner world of black professional women during the Jim Crow era. This is a story of struggle and empowerment, of the strength of a group of women who worked against daunting odds to improve the world for themselves and their people. Shaw's remarkable research into the lives of social workers, librarians, nurses, and teachers from the 1870s through the 1950s allows us to hear these women's voices for the first time. The women tell us, ...

What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226751207

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What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do: Black Professional Women Workers During the Jim Crow Era 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226751191

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