For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Black Women Workers"

by Black Women Workers (1981)


World War I produced a Great Migration of black men and women from the agricultural South to the industrial North, By the first decade of the century, the machinery of segregation had been installed, and the accompanying economic intimidation, violence, and lynching constituted sound evidence that the South held no future for black people. At the same time, industry in the northern industrial centers was stimulated by the increased production of war armaments. The demand for labor became even stronger when European immigration came to a halt and American men, both black and white, embarked for foreign battlefields.


Black Women, Gender, Race, Racialised Labour, World War


Black Women

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