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Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past
Morton, Patricia.
Publication Information:
Athens : University of Georgia Press, [1996]

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x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Misshapen identity: memory, folklore, and the legend of Rachel Knight / 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 -- 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 / 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.
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