A Shining Thread of Hope
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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A SHINING THREAD OF HOPE: The History of Black Women in AmericaUser Review - Kirkus
The dean of a new generation of historians of black women in America and the editor of a notable reference work have produced a vivid narrative that illuminates the usually marginalized, neglected ... Read full review
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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
CHAPTII THREE SURVIVAL AND OTHER FORMS OE RESISTANCE
CIIAPTII SIX FREE WOMEN IN SEARCH OF FREEDOM
CHAPTIR SIVEN BLOSSOMING IN HARD SOIL
CHAPTII EIGHT NO MOUNTAIN T00 HIGH
CHAPTII NINE THEY CARRIED THEIR FREEDOM BAGS
CHAPTII ILEVIN TOWARDS FREEDOM
CHAPTII TWILVI TIIE CAGED BIRD SINGS
IPILOGUI A NEW ERA EOR BLACK WOMEN