The Resource Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past, edited by Patricia Morton

Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past, edited by Patricia Morton

Label
Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past
Title
Discovering the women in slavery
Title remainder
emancipating perspectives on the American past
Statement of responsibility
edited by Patricia Morton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Discovering the Women in Slavery is a collection of fourteen original essays on women's experiences of slavery in America, researched and written from gender- and women-focused perspectives. The essays discuss not only slave women but also plantation and slaveholding mistresses and free women of color, in contexts ranging from the colonial era to the Civil War South. Intended for a wide readership, this book is especially designed to bring attention to the new questions and findings about American slavery that are engendered by today's exploration of the experience and roles of the women generally left invisible, stereotyped, or both, by conventional American slavery history
  • As Patricia Morton notes in her historiographical introduction, Discovering the Women in Slavery continues the advances made, especially over the last decade, in understanding how women experienced slavery and shaped slavery history. In addition, the collection illuminates some emancipating new perspectives and methodologies. Throughout, the contributors pay close attention - over time and place - to variations, differences, and diversity regarding issues of gender and sex, race and ethnicity, and class. They draw on such qualitative sources as letters, novels, oral histories, court records, and local histories as well as quantitative sources like census data and parish records
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E443
LC item number
.D57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Morton, Patricia
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  • Women slaves
  • Slavery
  • Women abolitionists
  • Women
  • African American women
  • Femmes esclaves
  • Esclavage
  • Femmes abolitionistes
  • Femmes
  • Noires américaines
  • African American women
  • Slavery
  • Women
  • Women abolitionists
  • Women slaves
  • Slavernij
  • Vrouwen
  • Sklavin
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Sklaverei
  • Frau
  • Southern States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past, edited by Patricia Morton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Divided mind of antislavery feminism: Lydia Maria Child and the construction of African American womanhood
  • Margaret M.R. Kellow
  • Prudence Crandall, Amistad, and other episodes in the dismissal of Connecticut slave women from American history
  • David Sheinin
  • 'The Fortunes of women in America': Spanish New Orleans's free women of African descent and their relations with slave women
  • Kimberly S. Hanger --'If I can't have my rights, I can have my pleasures, and if they won't give me wages, I can take them': gender and slave labor in antebellum New Orleans
  • Virginia Meacham Gould
  • Religion, gender, and identity: Black Methodist women in a slave society, 1770-1810
  • Cynthia Lynn Lyerly
  • The Struggle to achieve individual expression through clothing and adornment: African American women under and after slavery
  • Misshapen identity: memory, folklore, and the legend of Rachel Knight
  • Patricia K. Hunt
  • 'At noon, oh how I ran': breastfeeding and weaning on plantation and farm in antebellum Virginia and Alabama
  • Marie Jenkins Schwartz
  • Behind the mask: ex-slave women and interracial sexual relations
  • Hélène Lecaudey
  • Mistresses, morality, and the dilemmas of slaveholding: the ideology and behavior of elite antebellum women
  • Marli F. Weiner
  • The Diversity of old south White women: the peculiar world of German American women
  • Lauren Ann Kattner
  • Victoria E. Bynum
  • In remembrance of Mira: reflections on the death of a slave woman
  • Carolyn J. Powell
  • The Civil War's empowerment of an Appalachian woman: the 1864 slave purchases of Mary Bell
  • John C. Inscoe
  • The Mistress and her maids: White and Black women in a Louisiana household, 1858-1868
  • Wilma King
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780820317564
Lccn
95014154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32273587
  • (OCoLC)ocm32273587
Label
Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past, edited by Patricia Morton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Divided mind of antislavery feminism: Lydia Maria Child and the construction of African American womanhood
  • Margaret M.R. Kellow
  • Prudence Crandall, Amistad, and other episodes in the dismissal of Connecticut slave women from American history
  • David Sheinin
  • 'The Fortunes of women in America': Spanish New Orleans's free women of African descent and their relations with slave women
  • Kimberly S. Hanger --'If I can't have my rights, I can have my pleasures, and if they won't give me wages, I can take them': gender and slave labor in antebellum New Orleans
  • Virginia Meacham Gould
  • Religion, gender, and identity: Black Methodist women in a slave society, 1770-1810
  • Cynthia Lynn Lyerly
  • The Struggle to achieve individual expression through clothing and adornment: African American women under and after slavery
  • Misshapen identity: memory, folklore, and the legend of Rachel Knight
  • Patricia K. Hunt
  • 'At noon, oh how I ran': breastfeeding and weaning on plantation and farm in antebellum Virginia and Alabama
  • Marie Jenkins Schwartz
  • Behind the mask: ex-slave women and interracial sexual relations
  • Hélène Lecaudey
  • Mistresses, morality, and the dilemmas of slaveholding: the ideology and behavior of elite antebellum women
  • Marli F. Weiner
  • The Diversity of old south White women: the peculiar world of German American women
  • Lauren Ann Kattner
  • Victoria E. Bynum
  • In remembrance of Mira: reflections on the death of a slave woman
  • Carolyn J. Powell
  • The Civil War's empowerment of an Appalachian woman: the 1864 slave purchases of Mary Bell
  • John C. Inscoe
  • The Mistress and her maids: White and Black women in a Louisiana household, 1858-1868
  • Wilma King
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 320 pages
Isbn
9780820317564
Lccn
95014154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)32273587
  • (OCoLC)ocm32273587

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