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We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century

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"A remarkable documentary and the first in-depth record of many black women, slave and free."--Dorothy B. Porter, curator emeritus, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University
Paperback, 560 pages
Published July 17th 1997 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published 1981)
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Chloe Nave
Feb 13, 2016 Chloe Nave rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone interested in a first-hand account of life in slavery times. I was most appreciative of the historical perspectives that were presented through the transcribed interviews and the author's notes. I learned about historical figures that I had never heard of and I have a fuller understanding now of how my ancestors survived the institution of slavery.
Kelly
I think the content is great but Sterling's input between paragraphs is really frustrating. I wish it were set up better.
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I read this in college for Africana studies courses
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Dorothy Sterling (Dannenberg) was a Jewish-American writer and historian.

She was born and grew up in New York City, attended Wellesley College, and graduated from Barnard College in 1934. After college, she worked as a journalist and writer in New York for several years. In 1937, she married Philip Sterling, also a writer. In the 1940s, she worked for Life Magazine for 8 years. In early 1968, 448
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