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Crescent City girls : the lives of young Black women in segregated New Orleans / LaKisha Michelle Simmons.

Author/Creator:
Simmons, LaKisha Michelle, author.
Publication:
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Series:
Gender & American culture
Gender and American culture
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Subjects:
African American women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
African American women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Racism -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
New Orleans (La.) -- Race relations.
African American women.
African American women -- Social conditions.
African Americans.
African Americans -- Social conditions.
Race relations.
Racism.
Social conditions.
Women.
Women -- Social conditions.
Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Introduction: growing up within the double bind, 1930-1954
Suppose they don't want us here? Mental mapping of Jim Crow New Orleans
A street where girls were meddled: insults and street harassment
Defending her honor: interracial sexual violence, silences, and respectability
The geography of niceness: morality, anxiety, and Black girlhood
Relationships unbecoming of a girl her age: sexual delinquency and the house of the good shepherd
Make-believe land: pleasure in Black girl's lives
Epilogue: Jim Crow girls, Hurricane Katrina women.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-260) and index.
ISBN:
9781469622804 (pbk : alk. paper)
1469622807 (pbk : alk. paper)
9781469622811 (ebook)
OCLC:
893452563