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Branch begins chronologically in and carries her analysis through , focusing on Black women as farm labourers; as domestic, clerical and factory workers which includes meatpacking and slaughtering ; and as professional workers. The author begins from the premise that the work Black women performed during slavery subsequently laid the foundation for their exploitation post-emancipation.
It becomes less about self-determination and meritocracy and more about how opportunities are given to some and withheld from others. The labour market then is far from a neutral site in that it privileges and confers benefits and disadvantages based on race and gender. While at different historical moments white men and Black men because of their maleness and white women because of their gender and whiteness had access to desirable jobs with white men dominating all desirable occupational categories , Branch maintains that Black women experience virtually absolute disadvantage.
Following emancipation, Black women worked in the fields alongside men performing gruelling, backbreaking work just as they did during slavery. For Black women, domestic work was essentially a permanent, lifelong occupation, which did not lead to new occupational activity.
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