Table of contents for Belabored professions : narratives of African American working womanhood / Xiomara Santamarina.

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 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.
Narration (Rhetoric).