Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West

@article{Hine1989RapeAT,
  title={Rape and the Inner Lives of Black Women in the Middle West},
  author={Darlene Clark Hine},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  year={1989},
  volume={14},
  pages={912 - 920}
}
  • D. C. Hine
  • Published 1 July 1989
  • History
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
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