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by Xiomara Santamarina

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  • ISBN 0807856487
  • ISBN13 978-0807856482
  • Language English
  • Author Xiomara Santamarina
  • Publisher The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (October 31, 2005)
  • Pages 240
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
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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.

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.

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

Belabored Professions - Xiomara Santamarina. Belabored Professions. The University of North Carolina Press.

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In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina examines the autobiographies of four women who . According to nineteenth-century racial uplift ideology, African American women served their race best as reformers and activists, or as "doers of the word. 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.

In "Belabored Professions," Xiomara Santamarina examines the autobiographies of four women who diverged from that ideal and defended the .

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

In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina makes use of the narratives of four African-American women to explore the importance of paid labor in their lives and, by extension, in the lives of most African American women in the nineteenth century.

In Belabored Professions, Xiomara Santamarina makes use of the narratives of four African-American women to explore the importance of paid labor in their lives and, by extension, in the lives of most African American women in the nineteenth century. The Narrative of Sojourner Truth details the experience of Truth, who is perhaps best remembered for her abolitionist speeches, as a domestic servant in the northern United States. Harriet Wilson, the author of the autobiographical novel Our Nig, also worked as a menial laborer before becoming a writer.

Ethnic Studies African-american Studies

Ethnic Studies African-american Studies. Belabored Professions: Narratives of African American Working Womanhood. 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. Category:Social Science, Ethnic Studies African-american Studies. 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

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Belabored Professions. by Xiomara Santamarina. Published February 23, 2006 by The University of North Carolina Press. I begin this story of African American womanhood, antebellum work, and literary authority with Sojourner Truth, one of the best-known antislavery and women's rights reformers in her time and in our own.

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