“Danielle Phillips-Cunningham’s Putting Their Hands on Race is a pioneering comparative analysis of the distinct and overlapping labor and migration histories of Irish immigrant and Black domestic workers, as well as their activist struggles against exploitation and stereotyping. Employing familiar racial formation theory and intersectional feminist theory in complex ways, this interdisciplinary project makes important contributions to whiteness studies, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, and labor history.”

–Beverly Guy-Sheftall, co-author of Gender Talk: The Struggle for Women’s Equality in African American Communities

“Danielle Phillips-Cunningham has produced a remarkable comparative history of Irish and African American domestic workers that illuminates the processes of racialization and points to possibilities for cross-racial political alliances. Deeply researched and theoretically sophisticated, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in labor history.”

–Premilla Nadasen, author of Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women who Built a Movement

Featured on the Black Agenda Report Forum: News, Commentary, and Analysis from the Black Left, October 2019 issue. (https://www.blackagendareport.com/bar-book-forum-danielle-phillips-cunninghams-putting-their-hands-race)

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