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Jones, Jacqueline 1948-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 11,880 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: HD6057.5.U5, 305.48896073
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Most widely held works about Jacqueline Jones
 
Most widely held works by Jacqueline Jones
Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 4,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical study of the roles of Black women examines the weight of racial prejudice and sexual discrimination on the dual responsibilities of Black women as bread winners and guardians of family and community stability
The dispossessed : America's underclasses from the Civil War to the present by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specter of the "underclass" haunts the American imagination. Many books focus on a piece of the problem: either the North or South, blacks or whites, industrial or agricultural workers. Jacqueline Jones's sweeping chronicle of the roots of poverty reveals for the first time the full contours of this American tragedy. In a moving evocation of what it has meant to be down and out in America, this prizewinning historian explores the wrenching displacement of millions of rural Americans, both blacks and whites, beginning with the Civil War, and follows their great trek into the industrial centers and urban ghettos of the North. Through the stories of ordinary families, The Dispossessed systematically dismantles the myth of the "culture of poverty," challenging the central tenets of the underclass debate. Jones shows how family members of both sexes and all ages struggled mightily on cotton plantations, in coal mining camps, and in factory towns to piece together a livelihood through wage work, farming, and foraging. These families were determined to resist enforced dependency at the hands of cotton farmers and agents of the welfare state. The book argues that:. Poverty cannot be defined exclusively in racial or cultural terms. Poverty has a history encompassing political as much as economic forces. Place--not only a physical location but also a network of kin and neighbors--is a major theme in the history of poverty. While many scholars and most politicians continue to relegate poor people to a position outside the "mainstream," here is a brilliant work that restores America's dispossessed to a central place in the country's history. Integrating elements of labor, family, African-American and political history, this is a timely and provocative book
A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In A Dreadful Deceit, award-winning social historian Jacqueline Jones traces the lives of six African Americans from the colonial era to the late 20th century, using their stories to illustrate the complex ways in which racial ideologies in this country have changed since the first Africans arrived on the nation's shores hundreds of years ago. The very idea of "blackness," she shows, has changed fundamentally over this period. For Antonio, an enslaved Angolan man tortured to death by his owner in 1650s Maryland, being black meant being defined purely in terms of physical characteristics, without regard to his actual ethnicity (his Angolan identity) and without association with any countrymen, confederates, or co-religionists who might support him. The label made Antonio uniquely vulnerable, and indeed gained traction precisely because it defined, rationalized, and exploited that vulnerability. It is one of the terrible ironies of history that later generations of African Americans developed a shared identity around this mythologized label, yet it is also true that each generation has also had to confront its limits and limitations."--Publisher information
American work : four centuries of black and white labor by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Work travels through 350 years of history to tell the epic, often tragic story of success and failure on the uneven playing fields of American labor. Here is the story of how virtually every significant social transformation in American history (from bound to free labor, from farm work to factory work, from a blue-collar to a white-collar economy) rolled back the hard-won advances of African Americans who had managed to gain footholds in various jobs and industries. It is not a story of simple ideological "racism," but of politics and economics interacting to determine - and determine differently in different times and places - what kind of work was "suitable" to which groups. Jacqueline Jones shows how racially divided workplaces developed, and how efforts to gain or preserve group advantages in certain jobs helped to foster racial hatred and contradictory stereotypes. Ultimately, she reveals in an unmistakable light how systematic forms of discrimination have denied whole groups of Americans the opportunity to compete for jobs, training, and promotions on an equal footing
Saving Savannah : the city and the Civil War by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A panoramic portrait of the city of Savannah before, during, and after the Civil War--a poignant story of the African American freedom struggle in this prosperous southern riverport, set against a backdrop of military conflict and political turmoil.--From publisher description
Soldiers of light and love : northern teachers and Georgia blacks, 1865-1873 by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1992 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goddess of Anarchy is the biography of the formidable radical activist, writer, and orator Lucy Parsons (1853-1942), also known as Lucia Eldine Gonzalez Parsons, whose long life was entwined with the major radical labor struggles of her turbulent era. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851, Parsons became the wife of Confederate veteran and anarchist organizer Albert R. Parsons, who was unjustly imprisoned and eventually hanged in 1887 for his alleged role in the Haymarket bombing in Chicago. After Albert's imprisonment and death, Parsons forged her own career as orator and labor agitator, editor, free-speech activist, essayist, fiction writer, publisher, and political commentator. A fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a founding member of the Socialist Party of America in 1900, and a cofounder of the Industrial Workers of the World in 1905, Parsons was one of only a handful of women and the only African American of her era to speak regularly to large crowds throughout the nation. Parsons was a thoughtful critic of Gilded Age America, but also well-known for her rhetorical provocations. She worked closely with, or bitterly against, other labor agitators of her day, including Eugene Debs and Emma Goldman, with whom she had a feud about the sexual liberation of women. And yet Lucy Parsons' life was shrouded in contradictions, marked by a series of traumas and personal tragedies. Historian Jacqueline Jones presents here a nuanced portrait of Parsons, reckoning with all of her paradoxes--her consistent advocacy of violence, her made-up Hispanic-Indian identity, and her refusal to acknowledge her African descent and the plight of African-Americans"
A social history of the laboring classes : from colonial times to the present by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Social History of the Laboring Classes provides a sweeping account of the most significant aspect of nearly every American's life: work. Beginning with the seventeenth century, Jacqueline Jones examines the experiences of different groups of American workers - waged and unwaged, urban and countrysidewithin a framework of the economic transformations that have occurred at regular intervals throughout American history. This concise synthesis by an award-winning historian provides an account of the social history of work for students of American history and general readers alike
Created equal : a social and political history of the United States by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American history consists of many stories - the story of territorial growth and expansion, the story of the rise of the middle class, the story of technological innovation and economic development, and the story of U.S. engagement with the wider world. [This book] incorporates these traditional narratives into a new ... interpretation of American history, one that includes the stories of diverse groups of people and explores expanding notions of American identity. The book's basic framework focuses on the political events and economic structures discussed in most American history textbooks. [This book] aims not to overturn the familiar chronology of American history, but to incorporate into it a variety of groups and individuals whose stories help us to provide an accurate, comprehensive, and compelling view of the past.-Pref
Created equal : a history of the United States by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best American history essays 2007( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second annual volume from the Organization of American Historians, containing the best American history articles published between the summers of 2005 and 2006, provides a quick and comprehensiveoverview ofthe topwork and the current intellectual trendsin the field of American history. With contributions froma diverse group of historians, thiscollection appealsboth to scholars and to lovers of history alike
Goddess of anarchy : the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical by Jacqueline Jones( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she livedGoddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African descent of her era. And yet, her life was riddled with contradictions-she advocated violence without apology, concocted a Hispanic-Indian identity for herself, and ignored the plight of African Americans. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Jacqueline Jones presents not only the exceptional life of the famous American-born anarchist but also an authoritative account of her times-from slavery through the Great Depression
Race, sex, and self-evident truths : the status of slave women during the era of the American Revolution by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackwell readers in American social and cultural history( )

in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freed women? : Black women, work, and the family during the Civil War and Reconstruction by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'great opportunity' : northern teachers and the Georgia freedmen, 1865-73 by Jacqueline Jones( )

6 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between plantation and ghetto : black women, work, and the family in the urban South, 1880-1915 by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"My mother was much a woman" : Black women, work and the family under slavery by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bridge of "Bent backs and laboring muscles" : Black working women in the rural south, 1880-1915 by Jacqueline Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created equal : a social and political history of the United States( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Labor of love, labor of sorrow : Black women, work, and the family from slavery to the present
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American work : four centuries of black and white laborSaving Savannah : the city and the Civil WarSoldiers of light and love : northern teachers and Georgia blacks, 1865-1873A social history of the laboring classes : from colonial times to the presentCreated equal : a social and political history of the United StatesCreated equal : a history of the United StatesThe best American history essays 2007Created equal : a social and political history of the United States
Alternative Names
Jacqueline Jones Amerikaanse historicus

Jacqueline Jones historienne américaine

Jacqueline Jones US-amerikanische Historikerin

Жаклин Джонс

ジョーンズ, ジャクリーン

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English (180)