"This groundbreaking book collects black women's personal recollections of their public and private lives during the period of legal segregation in the American South. Using first-person narratives, collected through oral history interviews, the book emphasizes women's role in their families and communities, treating women as important actors in the economic, social, cultural, and political life of the segregated South. By focusing on the commonalities of women's experiences, as well as the ways that women's lives differed from the experiences of southern black men, Living with Jim Crow analyzes the interlocking forces of racism and sexism"--Provided by publisher.
We did well with what we had: remembering Black life behind the veil -- The foundation was there: growing up a girl in the Jim Crow South -- What is expected of you: gender and sexuality -- You are all under bondage, which is true: working lives -- A society totally our own: institutional and cultural life -- I like to get something done: fighting for social and political change -- Appendix A: List of interviews -- Appendix B: Sample edited transcript, from interview with Ila J. Blue
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