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Black Women’s Labor: Economics, Culture, and Politics
SOULS Special Issue: Volume 18, Number 1

Scholars who came of age after the 1997 publication of Tera Hunter’s To ’Joy My Freedom, entered a field of black women’s labor scholarship forever changed. Challenging traditional understandings of working-class narratives of economic politics and activism, this recovered history repositions black women’s roles in the quest for freedom and capitalist industrialization in the United States. Current scholarship on black women’s labor is deeply informed by this work; Routledge Journals is pleased to announce a Special Issue from Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society featuring articles that offer deep historical research on black women’s labor in the American workplace.

Souls Volume 18, Issue 1, Black Women’s Labor: Economics, Culture, and Politics addresses the working-class black women’s agency and desires as laborers dating from the post-emancipation period to present. “Taken together these histories provide important evidence that black women’s lives and labors provide a critical framework for understanding the continuities and changes in productive, reproductive, and embodied labor, as well as U.S. economic and capitalist history. One of the hallmarks of these historical inquiries is the perseverance that black women have brought to the process of creating structural changes that facilitate racial and economic justice,” write Prudence Cumberbatch, Dayo F. Gore & Sarah Haley in their Guest Editors' Note.