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Telling Memories Among Southern Women

Domestic Workers and Their Employers in the Segregated South

279 pages / 6.00 x 9.00 inches / 16 halftones

Southern History

  Paperback / 9780807127995 / April 2002

In Telling Memories Among Southern Women, Susan Tucker presents a revealing collection of oral-history narratives that explore the complex, sometimes enigmatic bond between black female domestic workers and their white employers from the turn of the twentieth century to the civil rights revolution of the 1960s. Based on interviews with forty-two women of both races from the Deep South, these narratives express the full range of human emotions and successfully convey the ties that united—and the tensions and conflicts that separated—these two mutually dependent groups of women.

Susan Tucker is Curator of Books and Records for the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library at Tulane University. She is the author of Telling Memories among Southern Women and other works on material and archival cultures.

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