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Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of GivingBlack Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Madam C. J. Walker's Gospel of Giving: Black Women's Philanthropy during Jim Crow

Tyrone McKinley Freeman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043451
eISBN:
9780252052330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043451.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Madam C. J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy during Jim Crow presents the first comprehensive story of Walker’s philanthropic giving arguing that she was a significant ... More

Starring WomenCelebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850

Starring Women: Celebrity, Patriarchy, and American Theater, 1790-1850

Sara E. Lampert

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043352
eISBN:
9780252052231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043352.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Star actresses and dancers were among the most publicly visible, celebrated, and often polarizing female public figures in the early United States. This book examines the careers and celebrity of the ... More

Sweet GreeksFirst-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland

Sweet Greeks: First-Generation Immigrant Confectioners in the Heartland

Ann Flesor Beck

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043406
eISBN:
9780252052286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043406.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This narrative is about Greek immigrants to America from 1880 to 1930. Unlike previous studies focusing on immigrant communities in major cities, this is a rural study, examining the Greeks who ... More

West of Jim CrowThe Fight against California's Color Line

West of Jim Crow: The Fight against California's Color Line

Lynn M. Hudson

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043345
eISBN:
9780252052224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043345.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book follows California’s history of segregation from statehood to the beginning of the long civil rights movement, arguing that the state innovated methods to control and contain African ... More

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