Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Bitter Fruit : African American Women in World War II - 99 edition

Bitter Fruit : African American Women in World War II (ISBN10: 0826212654; ISBN13: 9780826212658)
ISBN13: 978-0826212658
ISBN10: 0826212654

Summary: Despite the participation of African American women in all aspects of home-front activity during World War II, advertisements, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed largely white women as army nurses, defense plant workers, concerned mothers, and steadfast wives. This sea of white faces left for posterity images such as Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American women made to the war effort. In Bitter Fruit, Maureen Honey corrects thi ...show mores distorted picture of women's roles in World War II by collecting photos, essays, fiction, and poetry by and about black women from the four leading African American periodicals of the war period: Negro Digest, The Crisis, Opportunity, and Negro Story.

Mostly appearing for the first time since their original publication, the materials in Bitter Fruit feature black women operating technical machinery, working in army uniforms, entertaining audiences, and pursuing a college education. The articles praise the women's accomplishments as pioneers working toward racial equality; the fiction and poetry depict female characters in roles other than domestic servants and give voice to the bitterness arising from discrimination that many women felt. With these various images, Honey masterfully presents the roots of the postwar civil rights movement and the leading roles black women played in it.

Containing works from eighty writers, this anthology includes forty African American women authors, most of whose work has not been published since the war. Of particular note are poems and short stories anthologized for the first time, including Ann Petry's first story, Octavia Wynbush's last work of fiction, and three poems by Harlem Renaissance writer Georgia Douglas Johnson. Uniting these various writers was their desire to write in the midst of a worldwide military conflict with dramatic potential for ending segregation and opening doors for women at home.

Traditional anthologies of African American literature jump from the Harlem Renaissance to the 1960s with little or no reference to the decades between those periods. Bitter Fruit not only illuminates the literature of these decades but also presents an image of black women as community activists that undercuts gender stereotypes of the era. As Honey concludes in her introduction, "African American women found an empowered voice during the war, one that anticipates the fruit of their wartime effort to break silence, to challenge limits, and to change forever the terms of their lives." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Published: 11/25/1999
International: No

View Review



List Price: $30.00
Used  Currently Sold Out
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $21.49
Due back 12/19/2014
Rental
Save $8.51 (28%)
  • Free return shipping
  • In stock
  • 21-day satisfaction guarantee
CDs or access codes may not be included
Marketplace sellers starting at $15.10

11 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Bitter Fruit : African American Women in World War II
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (11)  |  New (6)  |  Like New (1)  |  Very Good (2)  |  Good (1)  |  Acceptable (1)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$26.53
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$15.10
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Bison Books MB
Winnipeg, MB
Seller Rating: 4.66
Columbia 1999 Paperback African American Women in World War II. Pp. 401. 8vo. Black and white photographs. Light shelfwear; very good+.
$19.74
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Acceptable
Mini City Media Nc
Raleigh, NC
Seller Rating: 4.69
1999 Paperback Fair Ex-library. Light interior markings. Good reading copy. Light wear. All items shipped to US include delivery confirmation. Thanks for looking!
$22.90
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
indoo
Avenel, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.16
BRAND NEW
$23.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
gudacb MD
Bethesda, MD
Seller Rating: 4.85
Paperback New (2686) Paperback, Univ. of missouri Press, 1st edition 1999; Excellent condition!
$25.32
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$25.32
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$25.68
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$39.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 3.63
1999 Trade paperback Good. Trade paperback (US). 401 p. Contains: Illustrations.
$58.53
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
Stroud, Glos,
Seller Rating: 4.43
2014 Paperback NEAR FINE This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Print on Demand title, produced to the highest standard, ...show moreand there would be a delay in dispatch of around 15 working days. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
Page:   1     2     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close