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Author Morgan, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lyle), author

Title Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery / Jennifer L. Morgan
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (279 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Early American studies
Early American studies.
Contents "Some could suckle over their shoulder": male travelers, female bodies, and the gendering of racial ideology -- "The number of women doeth much disparayes the whole cargoe": the trans-Atlantic slave trade and west African gender roles -- "The breedings shall goe with their mothers": gender and evolving practices of slaveownership in the English American colonies -- "Hannah and hir children": reproduction and creolization among enslaved women -- "Women's sweat": gender and agricultural labor in the Atlantic world -- "Deluders and seducers of each other": gender and the changing nature of resistance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
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Subject Human reproduction -- Social aspects -- North America -- History.
Human reproduction -- Social aspects -- West Indies, British -- History.
Sex role -- North America -- History.
Sex role -- West Indies, British -- History.
Slavery -- North America -- History.
Slavery -- West Indies, British -- History.
Women slaves -- North America -- Social conditions.
Women slaves -- West Indies, British -- Social conditions.
African Continental Ancestry Group -- history.
Gender Identity.
Reproductive Behavior -- history.
Social Problems -- history.
Socioeconomic Factors.
Women -- history.
North America -- Race relations.
West Indies, British -- Race relations.
Southeastern United States.
West Indies.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003066597
ISBN 0812206371 (electronic bk.)
9780812206371 (electronic bk.)