The Resource Belabored professions: : narratives of African American working womanhood, Xiomara Santamarina, (ebook)

Belabored professions: : narratives of African American working womanhood, Xiomara Santamarina, (ebook)

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Belabored professions: : narratives of African American working womanhood
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Belabored professions:
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narratives of African American working womanhood
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Xiomara Santamarina
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eng
Summary
According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word." In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina examines the autobiographies of four women who diverged from that ideal and defended the legitimacy of their self-supporting wage labor.Santamarina focuses on The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, Eliza Potter's A Hairdresser's Experience in High Life, Harriet Wilson's Our Nig, and Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes. She argues that beyond black reformers' calls for abolitionist work, these former slaves and freeborn black women wrote about their own overlooked or disparaged work as socially and culturally valuable to the nation. They promoted the status of wage labor as a mark of self-reliance and civic virtue when many viewed African American working women as "drudges." As Santamarina demonstrates, these texts offer modern readers new perspectives on the emergence of the vital African American autobiographical tradition, dramatizing the degree to which black working women participated in and shaped American rhetorics of labor, race, and femininity
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Santamarina, Xiomara
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818/.408099287/08996073
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non fiction
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  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • American prose literature
  • Women and literature
  • African American women
  • African American women
  • African American women in the professions
  • African American women
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Autobiography
  • African American women in literature
  • Autobiography
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Belabored professions: : narratives of African American working womanhood, Xiomara Santamarina, (ebook)
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9780807877005
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11719017
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remote
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11719017
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MWT11719017
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Belabored professions: : narratives of African American working womanhood, Xiomara Santamarina, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877005
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719017
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719017
System control number
MWT11719017
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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