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Michigan State University
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20th Century, African American Women, Labor, Crime
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Recent Publications

Sex Workers, Psychics, and Number Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy (Urbana: Universityof Illinois Press, 2016)

Women and Girls in Jeopardy by His False Testimony:’ Charles Dancy, Urban Policing, and Black Women in New York City during the 1920s, Journal of Urban History, Vol. 44, No 3 (May 2018)

“‘The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. Virginia Christian’: Southern Black Women, Crime & Punishment in Progressive Era Virginia” Journal of Social History, Vol. 47, Issue  4 (Summer 2014): 922-94

“Marvel Cooke: Investigative Journalist, Communist & Black Radical Subject” Journal for the Study of Radicalism,Vol. 6, No. 2 (Fall 2012): 91-126

“Dream Books, Crystal Balls, and “Lucky Numbers”: African American Female Spiritual Mediums in Harlem, 1900-1945.” Journal of Afro-Americans in New York Life and History, Vol. 35, Issue 1 (January 2011): 1-30

“Running with the Reds: African American Women and the Communist Party during the Great Depression.”Journal of African American History, Vol. 94, No. 1 (Winter 2009): 21-40

“Madame Queen of Policy:  Madame Stephanie St. Clair and African American Women’s Participation in Harlem’s Informal Economy,” Black Women, Gender  & Families,Vol. 2 No. 2 (Fall 2008): 53-76

Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
20th century
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Race, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women