The House that Black Built: Black Women, Materiality, and Makeshifting in the Jim Crow South, 1927-1947

The study of black southern women has expanded rapidly in recent years, driven largely by research in black feminist theory, black women’s labor history, womanist theology, and cultural geography. This dissertation expands existing research on the lives of black southern women by utilizing the interdisciplinary tools of material culture and oral history to explore the ways in which black women from a rural Mississippi community represent—in material form—their social, cultural, and historical experiences. Through an...
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