2 Dope Bookshelf: Women and Work

As you can tell by our header and our numerous posts about books, the 2 Dope Sistahs are pretty serious readers. I don’t know about you, but whenever I go into people’s homes or offices, I’m drawn to their bookshelves. I want to see what they read. We thought our readers might interested to find out what books are on our bookshelves (or in boxes when we run out of shelves) as well. Because of Women’s History Month, we’re featuring books on women’s history for the rest of March.

This week’s theme is: Women and Work.


Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Living In, Living Out: African American Domestics and the Great Migration, 1994.


Penny Colman, Rosie the Riveter: Working Women on the Home Front in World War II, 1995.


Susanna Delfino and Michele Gillespie, eds., Neither Lady nor Slave: Working Women of the Old South, 2002.


Jacqueline Jones,  Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work and the Family, From Slavery to the Present, 1986.


Phyllis Palmer, Domesticity and Dirt: Housewives and Domestic Servants in the United States, 1920-1945, 1989.

(Some the books above have newer editions available)


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