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More than chattel : Black women and slavery in the Americas

Author: David Barry Gaspar; Darlene Clark Hine
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gender was a decisive force in slave society. Slave men's experiences differed from those of slave women, who were exploited in both reproductive and productive capacities. They did not figure prominently in revolts because they engaged in less confrontational methods of resistance, emphasizing creative struggle to survive dehumanization and abuse.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
More than chattel.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)654596191
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Barry Gaspar; Darlene Clark Hine
ISBN: 0253330173 9780253330178 0253210437 9780253210432
OCLC Number: 33043551
Description: xi, 341 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Africa into the Americas? : slavery and women, the family, and the gender division of labor / Claire Robertson --
Women, work, and health under plantation slavery in the United States / Richard H. Steckel --
Cycles of work and of childbearing : seasonality in women's lives on low country plantations / Cheryll Ann Cody --
Slave women on the Brazilian frontier in the nineteenth century / Mary Karasch --
Loose, idle and disorderly : slave women in the eighteenth-century Charleston marketplace / Robert Olwell --
Black female slaves and white households in Barbados / Hilary Beckles --
Black homes, white homilies : perceptions of the slave family and of slave women in nineteenth-century Brazil / Robert W. Slenes --
Suffer with them till death : slave women and their children in nineteenth-century America / Wilma King --
Gender convention, ideals, and identity among antebellum Virginia slave women / Brenda E. Stevenson --
Hard labor : women, childbirth, and resistance in British Caribbean slave societies / Barbara Bush --
From 'the sense of their slavery' : slave women and resistance in Antigua, 1632-1763 / David Barry Gaspar --
Slave women and resistance in the French Caribbean / Bernard Moitt --
Slave and free colored women in Saint Domingue / David P. Geggus --
Economic roles of the free women of color of Cap Franc̦ais / Susan M. Socolow --
Urban slavery, urban freedom : the manumission of Jacquline Lemelle / L. Virginia Gould.
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: edited by David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine.

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Gender was a decisive force in slave society. Slave men's experiences differed from those of slave women, who were exploited in both reproductive and productive capacities. They did not figure prominently in revolts because they engaged in less confrontational methods of resistance, emphasizing creative struggle to survive dehumanization and abuse.

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