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Jones, Jacqueline 1948-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 207 publications in 1 language and 10,580 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Case studies  Textbooks 
Roles: Performer, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: HD6057.5.U5, 305.48896073
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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 )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 3,697 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 )
7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,437 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
American work : four centuries of black and white labor by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1,158 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
A dreadful deceit : the myth of race from the colonial era to Obama's America by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 968 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"--
Saving Savannah : the city and the Civil War by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 895 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 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A social history of the laboring classes : from colonial times to the present by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 605 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 )
21 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The best American history essays 2007 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Managing green issues by Tom Curtin ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The management of environmental or green issues has become a key concern for many companies. This book contains practical advice, with case studies, and aims to guide the modern organization on how to channel environmental issues to gain competitive advantage
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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blackwell readers in American social and cultural history ( )
in English and held by 38 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 ( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Between plantation and ghetto : black women, work, and the family in the urban South, 1880-1915 by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
1 edition 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 )
2 editions published in 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
Early literacy assessment systems : essential elements by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Created equal by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To get out of this land of sufring" : Black migrant women, work and the family in northern cities, 1900-1930 by Jacqueline Jones ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ジョーンズ, ジャクリーン
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