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<hr> <hr> Contents <BR><HR><BR> <TOC> Preface. It Is No Disgrace for Either Sex to Engage in An Honorable Employment 000 Acknowledgements 000 Introduction. From Fields to White House 000 Part I. Constraints Chapter 1. Race, Work, and Literary Authority in The Narrative of Sojourner Truth 000 Chapter 2. The View from Below: Menial Labor and Self-Reliance in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig 000 Part II. Opportunities Chapter 3. Enterprising Women and the Labors of Femininity: Eliza Potter, Cincinnati Hairdresser 000 Chapter 4. Behind the Scenes of Black Labor: Elizabeth Keckley and the Scandal of Publicity 000 Coda. Moving Beyond Antebellum Reform: African American Working Women and their Traditions 000 Notes 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
American prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
African American women -- Biography -- History and criticism.
African American women -- Intellectual life -- 19th century.
African American women in the professions -- History.
African American women -- Employment -- History.
Autobiography -- African American authors.
African American women in literature.
Autobiography -- Women authors.