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A shining thread of hope : the history of Black women in America 1st ed.
    Hine, Darlene Clark.
Publisher: Broadway Books,
Pub date: 1997, c1998.
Pages: 355 p. ;
ISBN: 076790110X
Item info: 3 copies available at Elmira - Central (Steele) Library, Southport Correctional Facility, and Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library.
Elmira - Central (Steele) Library Copies Material Location
305.488 H662 1 Adult NonFiction Book Standard shelving location
Southport Correctional Facility Copies Material Location
305.4889 HIN 1 Non barcoded items at offline libraries Standard shelving location
Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library Copies Material Location
STACKS 305.48 HIN 1 Adult NonFiction Book Adult Stacks
Encompassing both the panoramic story of Black women in America and the intimate, evocative details of the lives of individual women, Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson bring readers a new perspective on a long-neglected area of our history. This inspiring, sometimes heartbreaking narrative offers fresh scholarship and historical presentation as it goes beyond descriptions of codified oppression to present the strength, courage, and resourcefulness of African-American women as individuals and as a collective force for positive change. A Shining Thread of Hope moves Black women from the fringes of history, disclosing their impact on American life from colonial America to the years of antebellum slavery to the arts renaissance of the 1970s and '80s. Gripping stories of Civil War spies, a new look at the Civil Rights movement, and an examination of the triumphs of recent years reveal what Black women have to teach all Americans about courage and survival. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Publishers Weekly Review
A comprehensive history of African American women spanning four centuries, this stirring tour de force moves black women from the wings to center stage. In the slave quarters, they formed underground schools to teach reading and writing, which, in the authors' analysis, reflected their abiding concern with family, education, community and survival strategies. Drawing on slave narratives, autobiographies, letters, oral histories, novels, as well as cultural anthropological and sociological research, the authors document the key role of black women in opening the West, the abolition movement, the struggle for women's rights, the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. Particularly illuminating is their investigation of the contributions of African American women to the Civil War as spies, nurses, cooks, fund-raisers and propagandists, and their discussion of black women's activist organizations and clubs in the early part of this century to fight poverty and discrimination. Among the neglected notables profiled are anti-lynching crusader Ida Wells-Barnett; Harriet Wilson, the first African American woman novelist (Our Nig, published in 1859, was ignored for more than a century); Underground Railroad agent Anna Murray Douglass, wife of abolitionist Frederick Douglass; and bank president Maggie Walker, who led a 1904 boycott of Richmond, Va.'s segregated streetcars. The authors close with an incisive look at the flowering of black female entrepreneurship and the problems of domestic violence and HIV infection. Their revealing chronicle will inspire and instruct those who care about the quality and direction of African American life. Hine is a history professor at Michigan State University and coeditor of Black Women in America; Thompson is editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of Black Women. Photos not seen by PW. Author tour. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information
Library Journal Review
Hine (Michigan State, history), editor of Black Women in America, and Thompson present the story of African American women both collectively and individually as a force for positive change. They include stories of myriad women, from Civil War spies to pioneers, and provide a new look at the Civil Rights movement. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information
African American women have lived through the oppression of slavery and segregation, but they have survived the tyranny of patriarchy and racism as well. These conditions were, and continue to be, so horrible that black women, according to Maya Angelou, must continually reinvent themselves. Readers now know individual accounts of a few black women who have manifested the strength and courage necessary for this transformation, but Hine's book is the first to tell the whole story. In narrative and chronological form, Hine (Michigan State Univ.) and Thompson (an editor) trace the journey of African American women from 1619 to the present. This account is continually astonishing, rescuing countless "lost, strayed, or stolen" chapters of American history. There are familiar names, like Phillis Wheatley and Sojourner Truth, unfamiliar organizations and movements, like the strike of the Washerwoman's Association of Atlanta, and new perspectives on nearly everything informed readers thought they knew. Alice Walker once wrote that "Black women were always imitating Harriet Tubman--escaping to become something unheard of." A Shining Thread of Hope is a whole treasury of virtually unknown information, and the telling immeasurably enriches historical understanding. All levels. R. Newman Harvard University From: Syndetics Solutions, Inc. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
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Leader am8a0c
Date/time stamp 19970909080040.7
Fixed field data 970812s19971998nyu b 001 0 eng
LCCN 97034578
ISBN 076790110X (hc) : $27.50
Local system # (Sirsi) i9780767901109
Local system # (Sirsi) ABZ-7310
Cataloging Source DLC DLC
Geographic Area Code n-us---
LC Call Number E185.86 .H68 1998
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 305.48/896/073 21
Local call number 305.488 HIN
Local call number 305.488 H662
Personal Author Hine, Darlene Clark.
Title A shining thread of hope : the history of Black women in America / Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson.
Edition 1st ed.
Publication info New York : Broadway Books, 1997, c1998.
Projected pub date 9802
Physical description 355 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject term African American women--History.
Added Entry-Personal Name Thompson, Kathleen.