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Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935
With this book, Cheryl Hicks brings to light the voices and viewpoints of black working-class women, especially southern migrants, who were the subjects of urban and penal reform in early-twentieth-century New York. Hicks compares the ideals of racial uplift and reform programs of middle-class white and black activists to the experiences and perspectives of those whom they ...more
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published December 13th 2010 by University of North Carolina Press
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Cheryl Hicks raises some great, fascinating points about the protection of black women migrants from the South in urban New York in the 1890s and 1900s that are still issues being debated today. Actually, that's pretty eerie - that W.E.B. Dubois was concerned that there were far more single black women in urban spaces than there were wage-earning black women (sounds like one of the stories we've seen about the sad plight of single black women, no?) which placed working class black women in ...more