Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women , Work, and the Family, from Slavery to the Present (Google eBook)
The forces that shaped the institution of slavery in the American South endured, albeit in altered form, long after slavery was abolished. Toiling in sweltering Virginia tobacco factories or in the kitchens of white families in Chicago, black women felt a stultifying combination of racial discrimination and sexual prejudice. And yet, in their efforts to sustain family ties, they shared a common purpose with wives and mothers of all classes.
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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Review: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the PresentUser Review - Addy - Goodreads
At first the book was very concise. It did what it said it would discuss in the first part: southern black women. Then in the second part which was to discuss Northern women, it went all other the ... Read full review
Review: Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the PresentUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
Written in 1984, Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow covers roughly 150 years of labor and family history of black women in the United States. By focusing on work and family, Jones is able to address ... Read full review