White Rose Mission and Industrial Association, July 1909, New York City.

Courtesy of Columbia University in the City of New York, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Hubert Harrison Papers


Danielle Phillips-Cunningham is an associate professor of Women's and Gender Studies. She teaches courses on feminist theory, womanist thought, and women's labors and migration histories.


*Recipient of the National Women's Studies Association's Sara A. Whaley Book Prize for outstanding monograph about women's labor. 


The Rutgers University Press, 2020  


Putting Their Hands on Race offers an important labor history of 19th and early 20th century Irish immigrant and US southern Black migrant domestic workers. Drawing on a range of archival sources, this intersectional study explores how these women were significant to the racial labor and citizenship politics of their time.



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