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A Shining Thread of Hope
by Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson

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List Price: $14.95
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Classification: Nonfiction
ISBN13: 9780767901116
Imprint: Broadway Books
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Parent Company: Bertelsmann and Pearson PLC
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At the greatest moments and in the cruelest times, black women have been a crucial part of America’s history. Now, the inspiring history of black women in America is explored in vivid detail by two leaders in the fields of African American and women’s history.

A Shining Thread of Hope chronicles the lives of black women from indentured servitude in the early American colonies to the cruelty of antebellum plantations, from the reign of lynch law in the Jim Crow South to the triumphs of the Civil Rights era, and it illustrates how the story of black women in America is as much a tale of courage and hope as it is a history of struggle. On both an individual and a collective level, A Shining Thread of Hope reveals the strength and spirit of black women and brings their stories from the fringes of American history to a central position in our understanding of the forces and events that have shaped this country.

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