Santamarina, Xiomara.

Belabored professions : narratives of African American working womanhood / Xiomara Santamarina. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2005. - xiv, 222 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Race, work, and literary authority in the Narrative of Sojourner Truth -- The view from below : menial labor and self-reliance in Harriet Wilson's Our Nig -- Enterprising women and the labors of femininity : Eliza Potter, Cincinnati hairdresser -- Behind the scenes of Black labor : Elizabeth Keckley and the scandal of publicity.

0807829811 (cloth : alk. paper) 0807856487 (pbk. : alk. paper)

Autobiography--Women authors.
Autobiography--African American authors.
African American women in literature.
Narration (Rhetoric)--History--19th century.
Women and literature--History--United States--19th century.
African American women--Intellectual life--19th century.
African American women--History.--Employment
African American women--History and criticism.--Biography
African American women in the professions--History.
American prose literature--History and criticism.--19th century
American prose literature--History and criticism.--Women authors
American prose literature--History and criticism.--African American authors

PS366.A35 / .S26 2005


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