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Author Fraser, Rebecca J., 1978-

Title Courtship and love among the enslaved in North Carolina / Rebecca J. Fraser
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (x, 137 pages) : map
Series Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies
Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 "Love Seems with Them More to be an Eager Desire": Racialized Stereotypes in the Slaveholding South; 2 Asking Master Mack to Court: Competing Spheres of Influence; 3 Getting Out to Play and Courting All They Pleased: The Social and Temporal Geographies of Enslaved Courtship; 4 Taking a Whipping for Lily: Courtship as a Narrative of Resistance; 5 A Red Satin Ribbon Tied around My Finger: The Meaning of the Wedding Ceremony; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Through an examination of various couples who were forced to live in slavery, Rebecca J. Fraser argues that slaves found ways to conduct successful courting relationships. In its focus on the processes of courtship among the enslaved, this study offers further insight into the meanings that structured intimate lives. Establishing their courtships, often across plantations, the enslaved men and women of antebellum North Carolina worked within and around the slave system to create and maintain meaningful personal relationships that were both of and apart from the world of the plantation. They cl
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 123-132) and index
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Subject African Americans -- North Carolina -- Biography.
African Americans -- North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Couples -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Courtship -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Love -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Plantation life -- North Carolina -- History -- 19th century.
Slaves -- North Carolina -- Biography.
Slaves -- North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
North Carolina -- Biography.
North Carolina -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007014886
ISBN 1604733128 (electronic bk.)
9781604733129 (electronic bk.)