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Contesting slave masculinity in the American South

Author: David Stefan Doddington
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Series: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Contesting Slave Masculinity in the American South demonstrates the significance of internal divisions, comparison, and conflict in shaping gender and status in slave communities of the American South. David Stefan Doddington seeks to move beyond unilateral discussions of slave masculinity, and instead demonstrates how the repressions of slavery were both personal and political. Rather than automatically support

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Stefan Doddington
ISBN: 9781108335294 1108335292
OCLC Number: 1127440843
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgements; Introduction: 'Are you men?'; 1. 'If I had my life to live over, I would die fighting rather than be a slave again': resistance, manhood, and survival in slavery; 2. 'The best amongst them was picked for that job': authority, discipline, and masculinity; 3. 'I never seen such a worker as my father': work, industry, and masculinity; 4. 'He am big and 'cause he so he think everybody do what him say': manhood, sex, and power; 5. The best man whipped and the other one took it: violence, leisure, and masculinity; Conclusion: contesting slave masculinity; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the American South.
Responsibility: David Stefan Doddington.


Challenges historical models of black solidarity and reveals how resistance, accommodation, and survival in slavery was shaped by gender, as well as how gendered values were embedded in the  Read more...


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'Doddington's riveting portraits of rebels and resistors, conspirators and collaborators offer nuanced insight into American slavery, as well as refreshing intersectional analysis of race, gender and Read more...

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