A Shining Thread of Hope

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Crown/Archetype, Oct 14, 2009 - History - 368 pages
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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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An extraordinary history of black women in America that reminds us all of the power we all have to use our resources to improve our lives and that of our communities. This should be required reading for all Americans. Read full review

A shining thread of hope: the history of Black women in America

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In an extraordinary narrative personalized for easy reading, Hine (Michigan State Univ.), perhaps the leading historian of U.S. black women, and Thompson, editor-in-chief of Facts on File's ... Read full review

Contents

PIOLOGU
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CHAPTII THREE SURVIVAL AND OTHER FORMS OE RESISTANCE
65
CIIAPTII SIX FREE WOMEN IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM
147
CHAPTIR SIVEN BLOSSOMING IN HARD SOIL
165
CHAPTII EIGHT NO MOUNTAIN T00 HIGH
192
CHAPTII NINE THEY CARRIED THEIR FREEDOM BAGS
213
CHAPTII ILEVIN TOWARDS FREEDOM
266
CHAPTII TWILVI TIIE CAGED BIRD SINGS
295
IPILOGUI A NEW ERA EOR BLACK WOMEN
309
TH COLLAIORATION
315
IIILIOGRAPHY
333
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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.


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