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Title Women and slavery / edited by Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, Joseph C. Miller
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, ©2007-<c2008>
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Contents v. 1. Africa, the Indian Ocean world, and the medieval north Atlantic -- v. 2. The modern Atlantic
v. 1: Africa, the Indian Ocean world, and the medieval North Atlantic. I. Women in domestic slavery across Africa and Asia. Women, marriage, and slavery in Sub-Saharan Africa in the nineteenth century / Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch -- Sex, power, and family life in the harem : a comparative study / Martin A. Klein -- The law of the (white) father : psychoanalysis, 'paternalism, ' and the historiography of cape slave women / Sharifa Ahjum -- II. Women in Islamic Households. Mjakazi, Mpambe, Mjoli, Suria : female slaves in Swahili sources / Katrin Bromber -- Prices for female slaves and changes in their life cycle : evidence from German East Africa / Jan-Georg Deutsch -- III. Women in households on the fringes of Christianity and commerce. Thralls and queens : female slavery in the medieval Norse Atlantic / Kirsten A. Seaver -- African slave women in Egypt, ca. 1820 to the plague of 1834-35 / George Michael La Rue -- Female Inboekelinge in the South African Republic, 1850-80 / Fred Morton -- IV. Women in imperial African worlds. Women, gender history, and slavery in nineteenth-century Ethiopia / Timothy Fernyhough -- Female bondage in imperial Madagascar, 1820-95 / Gwyn Campbell -- Internal markets or an Atlantic-Sahara divide? How women fit into the slave trade of west Africa / Paul E. Lovejoy -- Women, household instability, and the end of slavery in Banamba and Gumbu, French Soudan, 1905-12 / Richard Roberts -- V. Women in commercial outposts of modern Europe. From pariahs to patriots : women slavers in nineteenth-century 'Portuguese' Guinea / Philip J. Havik -- It all comes out in the wash : engendering archaeological interpretations of slavery / Elizabeth Grzymala Jordan -- Free women of color and socioeconomic marginality in Mauritius, 1767-1830 / Richard B. Allen
v. 2: The modern Atlantic. I. The reproductive biology of sugar slavery. Slave women and reproduction in Jamaica, ca. 1776-1834 / Kenneth Morgan -- Gloomy melancholy : sexual reproduction among Louisiana slave women, 1840-60 / Richard Follett -- II. Women's initiatives under slavery. Can women guide and govern men? Gendering politics among African Catholics in Colonial Brazil / Mariza de Carvalho Soares -- A particular kind of freedom : black women, slavery, kinship, and freedom in the American southeast / Barbara Krauthamer -- Enslaved women and the law : paradoxes of subordination in the postrevolutionary Carolinas / Laura F. Edwards -- III. Rebuilding lives in the Caribbean : emancipation and its aftermath. Pricing freedom in the French Caribbean : women, men, children, and redemption from slavery in the 1840s / Bernard Moitt -- Slave women, family strategies, and the transition to freedom in Barbados, 1834-41 / Laurence Brown and Tara Inniss -- Free but minor : slave women, citizenship, respectability, and social antagonism in the French Antilles, 1830-90 / Myriam Cottias -- IV. Representing women slaves : masters' fantasies and memories in fiction. Deviant and dangerous : proslavery representations of Jamaican slave women's sexuality, ca. 1780-1834 / Henrice Altink -- The condition of the mother : the legacy of slavery in African American literature of the Jim Crow era / Felipe Smith -- V. Historiographical reflections on slavery and women. Re-modeling slavery as if women mattered / Claire Robertson and Marsha Robinson -- Domiciled, and dominated : slaving as a history of women / Joseph C. Miller
Summary The literature on women enslaved around the world has grown rapidly in the last ten years, evidencing strong interest in the subject across a range of academic disciplines. Until Women and Slavery, no single collection has focused on female slaves who-as these two volumes reveal-probably constituted the considerable majority of those enslaved in Africa, Asia, and Europe over several millennia and who accounted for a greater proportion of the enslaved in the Americas than is customarily acknowledged. Women enslaved in the Americas came to bear highly gendered reputations among whites-as "scheming Jezebels," ample and devoted "mammies," or suffering victims of white male brutality and sexual abuse-that revealed more about the psychology of enslaving than about the courage and creativity of the women enslaved. These strong images of modern New World slavery contrast with the equally expressive virtual invisibility of the women enslaved in the Old-concealed in harems, represented to meddling colonial rulers as "wives" and "nieces," taken into African families and kin-groups in subtlely nuanced fashion. Women and Slavery presents papers developed from an international conference organized by Gwyn Campbell
Bibliography Includes bibliographical reference and index
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Subject Women slaves -- History
Slavery -- History
Women slaves.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Campbell, Gwyn, 1952-
Miers, Suzanne
Miller, Joseph Calder
ISBN 0821442465 (electronic bk.)
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