Homespun Heroines and Other Women of Distinction

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Hallie Quinn Brown
Oxford University Press, 1988 - Fiction - 248 pages
Hallie Q. Brown and twenty-eight contributors recreate the lives of sixty remarkable Afro-American women, all born in the United States or Canada between the 1740s and the end of the nineteenth century. Slaves and social workers, artists and activists, cake makers and home makers, their stories offer unusual insight into female networks, patterns of voluntary association, work, religion, family life, and black women's culture.

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This book is not fiction.
It is a collective biography of historically significant African-American women who lived during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It's an excellent resources for
cultural, social, and historical study.
The book would also be useful for teachers and students looking for lesser known figures to study and celebrate during African-American History Month.
 

Contents

Eliza A GardnerSarah L Fleming
117
Anne E BaltimoreHer Daughter
127
Susan P VashonEmma V Gossett
133
Anna E HudlunJoan S Porter
141
Elizabeth KeckleyEva N Wright
147
Margaret E ReidErnestine W Green
154
Susan S McK StewardMaritcha R Lyons
160
An AddressH Q B
165
Mary E MossellMary M Lee
194
Agnes J AdamsMaritcha R Lyons
200
Victoria E MatthewsFrances R Keyser
208
Mary B TalbertNettie L Napier
217
Susan E FrazierH Q B
222
Emma A HackleyM M Marshall
231
Laura A BrownH Q B
237
Sarah G JonesOra B Stokes
247

Lucy S ThurmanAnna H Jones
176
BaldwinH Q B
182

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Randall K. Burkett is at Harvard University.

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