Belabored professions : narratives of African American working womanhood / Xiomara Santamarina.
According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word." This book examines the autobiographies of four women who diverged from that ideal and defended the legitimacy of their self-supportin...
Chapel Hill :
University of North Carolina Press,
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