Jenny Carson, A Matter of Moral Justice: Black Women Laundry Workers and the Fight for Justice. University of Illinois Press, 2021. 289 pp. Reviewed by Mary M. Báthory Vidaver, University of Mississippi In the 1930s, leaders and organizers claimed that the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) offered a union home for industrial workers of any […]
Member Publications and Reviews
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Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow. University of Illinois Press, 2020. 304 pp. Reviewed by D’Ann Campbell, Culver Stockton College In our survey history classes, we discuss the differences between the robber barons and the captains of industry and base our assessment, in part, on what […]
Alexandra J. Finley, An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade. University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 200 pp. Reviewed by Mary Lynn Pierce, University of Arizona Alexandra J. Finley’s An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade is a deeply researched and nuanced study that illuminates antebellum slave […]
Dressed for Freedom: The Fashionable Politics of American Feminism, a new book written by Einav Rabinovitch-Fox (The CCWH’s own Membership Outreach Committee Chair) is releasing on November 16, 2021. Congratulations to Einav! Description: Often condemned as a form of oppression, fashion could and did allow women to express modern gender identities and promote feminist ideas. […]
Jane Marcus, Nancy Cunard: Perfect Stranger. Edited with an introduction and afterword by Jean Mills. Clemson University Press, 2020. 256 pp. Reviewed by Sandi E. Cooper One lasting impact of the social and cultural upheavals of the 1960s has been the dramatic expansion of what history, literature, and other disciplines consider worthy of exploration. Much […]
Rae Linda Brown, The Heart of a Woman: the Life and Music of Florence B. Price. Edited and with a foreword by Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. Afterword by Carlene J. Brown. University of Illinois Press, 2020. 295 pp. Reviewed by Kendra Preston Leonard, Silent Film Sound and Music Archive There has been an enormous explosion […]