"The history of African American women has become an important topic in the intellectual life of this country in the last fifteen years; and Darlene Clark Hine has been one of those most responsible for bringing the subject to its current level of importance." --from the Foreword by John Hope Franklin
"In this absolutely needed collection of essays by one of the leading American historians of our generation, the richly intertwined community-making and self-making that shaped the historical experience of African American women shines out like a beacon." --Susan M. Reverby, Luella LaMer Associate Professor for Women's Studies, Wellesley College
Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-280) and index.
DARLENE CLARK HINE, John A. Hannah Professor of American History at Michigan State University, is the author of Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession, 1890-1950 among many other publications and is the editor of the award-winning Black Women in America: An Historical Encyclopedia.
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