The Maid Narratives
Black Domestics And White Families In The Jim Crow South
BY KATHERINE VAN WORMER, DAVID W. JACKSON III, AND CHARLETTA SUDDUTH
Presents the memories of black domestic workers and the white families they served, uncovering the often intimate relationships between maid and mistress. Based on interviews with over fifty people, both white and black, these stories deliver a personal and powerful message about resilience and resistance in the face of oppression in the Jim Crow South. Viewed as a whole, the book presents varied, rich, and detailed accounts, often tragic, sometimes humorous, uncoveirng strong emotional ties, inspiring strength, and shared hardships transcending racial lines.
Louisiana State University Press 2012 298 PP. Cloth
(out of stock but can be backordered)