South Interesting but rather dry istorical writing at times To Joy #Freedom was certainly an informative read and contained a lot of information #was certainly an informative read and contained a of information usually isn t well known regarding African American women after the Civil War but the book just wasn t that interesting or exciting of a read to recommend it any igherOnce you start to get into the The Homing heart of it To Joy My Freedom just sort of gets boring and begins to read like aistory textbook It would ave been nice if some of the events were elaborated on thoroughly or detailed better to grab the reader S Attention On A attention on a level but that didn t appen often enough and the book became a bit disappointing and slowI did like Why Are You So Scared? how Hunter included many firsthand accounts of black women who endured theardships of the South though in my opinion those moments were where the book shines the brightest but they were often only a couple sentences long and dispersed unevenly throughoutIt ll be a decent read for those interested in the post Civil War United States or in the lives of African American women during that time but for everyone else there s not much The Power of One here. Victimized Finally we see the despair and defeat provoked by Jim Crow laws and segregation andow they spurred large numbers of black laboring women to migrate northRecommended by the Association of Black Women Historians. .
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An well written and detailed book about the Black women s resilient struggles to claim their bodies femininity freedom and political roles in the Urban South especially Atlanta from the Civil War to the First World War The book reveals a recurring theme of Southerners fright of Black women s agency a fright that droves them to debase their position by any possible such as the agency a fright that them to debase their position by any means possible such as the of Jim Crow and support of Ku Klax Klan However Black female and Black society in general were persistent and creative in their effort to chase for their dreamed freedom in Atlanta Stories about African American societies organizations jobs and night dancing parties interestingly manifest various means for such effort Very thorough look at race gender and class during Reconstruction Very eye opening We ve come so far on race and gender issues in the USA and yet not far at all We ave the SAME recurring issues regarding police brutality disenfranchisement cultural policing of sexuality the revered white woman trope and class divisions that continue to plague our country I especially enjoyed the sections outlining the developme. Tera Hunter follows African American working women from their newfound optimism and "Hope At The End "at the end the Civil War to their struggles as free domestic laborers in the omes of their former master We witness their drive Nt of blues and black dance as a form #OF REBELLION AND RECLAIMING PHYSICAL AUTONOMY I PICKED UP #rebellion and reclaiming Physical Autonomy I Picked Up I picked up book after I made it a goal to work through the readings and lectures of an Open Yale course from Emancipation to Present I ve read the entire book and feel much knowledgeable about the lives of southern Black women in the late 19th and early 20th century because of it It focuses specifically on Atlanta but includes a lot of information about the general Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar history of the time and is full of details about the lives work and successes of Black women as well as the many ways in which theyad to face racism and the difficulties of making their place in a white dominated world The author clearly did a ton of research and many many primary sources are directly cited It was very readable and though sometimes a bit repetitive I t honestly needed the repetition toelp me keep track of all the new information i was processing It was refreshing to read a non white centric istory of an American place A detailed look at urban Atlanta slaves and antebellum Atlanta Urban life is often overlooked in discussions of the slavery. S they build neighborhoods and networks and their energy as they enjoy leisure ours in dance alls and clubs We learn of their militance and the way they resisted efforts to keep them economically depressed and medically. .