On her own ground: the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker 0743215702, 9780743215701

Biological ancestors of Fairy Mae Bryant -- Descendants of Owen Breedlove, Sr. -- Prologue -- Freedom baby -- Motherless

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On her own ground: the life and times of Madam C.J. Walker
 0743215702, 9780743215701

Table of contents :
Biological ancestors of Fairy Mae Bryant --
Descendants of Owen Breedlove, Sr. --
Prologue --
Freedom baby --
Motherless child --
Wife, mother, widow --
St. Louis woman --
Answered prayers --
World's fair --
Westward --
On the road --
Bold moves --
"The salvation of your boys and girls" --
"I promoted myself ..." --
Breaking ties, making ties --
Sweet satisfaction --
New horizons --
Black metropolis --
Southern tour --
"We should protest" --
War abroad, war at home --
Her dream of dreams --
Global visions --
"I want to live to help my race" --
A'Lelia Walker: an afterword --
Epilogue --
Endnotes --
Selected bibliography --
Permissions --
Acknowledgments --
Index.

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