Dissemblance – Darlene Clark Hine


Hine, D. (1989). Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West. Signs, 14(4), 912-920. Retrieved March 18, 2020, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3174692

” I suggest that rape and the threat of rape influenced the development of a culture of dissemblance among Black women. By dissemblance I mean the behavior and attitudes of Black women that created the appearance of openness and disclosure but actually shielded the truth of their inner lives and selves from their oppressor.”


Darlene Clark Hine’s Publications

The African-American Odyssey (Co-author with William C. Hine and Stanley Harrold) 5th Edition, Pearson Education 2011

Black Europe and the African Diaspora (Co-editor with Trica Danielle Keaton and Stephen Small) University of Illinois Press, 2009

Black Women in America, Historical Encyclopedia Vol I, II, III (Co-editor with Elsa Barkley Brown) Oxford University Press 2005

Black Victory: The Rise and Fall of the White Primary in Texas (University of Missouri Press New 2003 Edition)

The Harvard Guide to African-American History, Vol I (Co-editor with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham and Leon F. Litwack) Harvard University Press, 2001

A Question of Manhood: A Reader in U.S. Black Men’s History and Masculinity Vol I and II (Co-editor with Earnestine Jenkins) Indiana University Press, 1999

Hine Sight: Black Women and the Re-Construction of American History (Indiana University Press, 1996)

Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas (Co-editor with David Barry Gaspar) Indiana University Press, 1996

Black Women in White: Racial Conflict and Cooperation in the Nursing Profession , 1890-1950 (Indiana University Press, 1989)

“We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible” a Reader in Black Women’s History (Co-editor with Wilma King and Linda Reed) Carlson Publishing, 1995