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Talk with You Like a Woman – African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935 - North Carolina Scholarship Online
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Talk with You Like a Woman: African American Women, Justice, and Reform in New York, 1890-1935

Cheryl D. Hicks


This book 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. The author 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 sought to protect and, often, control. In need of support as they navigated the discriminatory labor and housing markets and contended with poverty, maternity, and domestic violence, black women instead found themselves subject to hostili ... More

Keywords: working-class women, southern migrants, penal reform, New York, racial uplift, reform programs, black activists, poverty, maternity, domestic violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834244
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882320_hicks


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cheryl D. Hicks, author