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oral histories of the American South
Southern Women

Doctors, lawyers, academics, mill workers, maids, and mothers share their recollections of life and work in the interviews collected here. Many of the women in these interviews were professional or political trailblazers, women who succeeded in male-dominated workplaces or became leaders in civil rights movements. Many were both. And many were women who struggled to feed their families, raise their children, and preserve their communities against the eroding forces of a changing world. This collection highlights the role of women as grassroots activists and the networks they created.

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