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The Resource What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era, Stephanie J. Shaw

What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era, Stephanie J. Shaw

Label
What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era
Title
What a woman ought to be and to do
Title remainder
Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie J. Shaw
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In a highly original study of women, race, and class, Stephanie J. Shaw takes us into the inner world of black professional women during the Jim Crow era. This is a story of struggle and empowerment, of the strength of a group of women who worked against daunting odds to improve the world for themselves and their people. Shaw's remarkable research into the lives of social workers, librarians, nurses, and teachers from the 1870s through the 1950s allows us to hear these women's voices for the first time. The women tell us, in their own words, about their families, their values, their expectations. We learn of the forces and factors that made them exceptional, and of the choices and commitments that made them leaders in their communities
  • What a Woman Ought to Be and to Do brings to life a world in which African-American families, communities, and schools worked to encourage the self-confidence, individual initiative, and social responsibility of girls. Shaw shows us how, in a society that denied black women full professional status, these girls embraced and in turn defined an ideal of "socially responsible individualism" that balanced private and public sphere responsibilities. A collective portrait of character shaped in the toughest circumstances, this book is more than a study of the socialization of these women as children and the organization of their work as adults. It is also a study of leadership - of how African American communities gave their daughters the power to succeed in and change a hostile world
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shaw, Stephanie J.
Dewey number
331.4/089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6054.2.U6
LC item number
S53 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HD6054.2.U6
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women in culture and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women in the professions
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • African American women in the professions
  • United States
  • Weibliche Schwarze
  • Berufstätigkeit
  • Geschichte
  • USA
Label
What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era, Stephanie J. Shaw
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Catharine R. Stimpson -- 1. "Aim always to attain excellence in character and culture": Child-rearing strategies -- 2. "The daughters of our community coming up": Developing community consciousness -- 3. "We are not educating individuals but manufacturing levers": Schooling reinforcements -- 4. "I am teaching school here ... [but] I find it rather hard ... with my housekeeping": Private sphere work -- 5. "It was time ... that we should be members": Personal professional work -- 6. "Working for my race in one way or another ever since I was a grown woman": Public sphere work
Control code
659564040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226751306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9cc019b4-e74f-4424-827f-916b3924d5d2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659564040
Label
What a woman ought to be and to do : Black professional women workers during the Jim Crow era, Stephanie J. Shaw
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-332) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Catharine R. Stimpson -- 1. "Aim always to attain excellence in character and culture": Child-rearing strategies -- 2. "The daughters of our community coming up": Developing community consciousness -- 3. "We are not educating individuals but manufacturing levers": Schooling reinforcements -- 4. "I am teaching school here ... [but] I find it rather hard ... with my housekeeping": Private sphere work -- 5. "It was time ... that we should be members": Personal professional work -- 6. "Working for my race in one way or another ever since I was a grown woman": Public sphere work
Control code
659564040
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 347 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226751306
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9cc019b4-e74f-4424-827f-916b3924d5d2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)659564040

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