Liberating the family? : Gender and British slave emancipation in the rural Western Cape, South Africa 1823-1853 (Book, 1998) [WorldCat.org]
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Liberating the family? : Gender and British slave emancipation in the rural Western Cape, South Africa 1823-1853

Author: Pam Scully; Allen Isaacman; Jean Allman
Publisher: Oxford : James Currey Publishers, 1998.
Series: Social history of Africa.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the complex impact of the end of slavery in the Cape on other social relations.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pam Scully; Allen Isaacman; Jean Allman
ISBN: 0852556284 9780852556283 0852556780 9780852556788
OCLC Number: 60176098
Description: 220 pages : 2 maps, index, bibliography.
Contents: Part 1 Introduction: gender, family and British slave emancipation. Part 2 Gender, family, and the ending of Cape slavery 1823-1838: familial boundaries and Cape slavery; gender, sexuality and amelioration; apprenticeship and the battle for the child. Part 3 Liberating the family? --
1838-1848: landscapes of emancipation; labouring families. Part 4 Sexuality, race and colonial identities 1838-1853: marriage and family in the post-emancipation era; rituals of rule --
infanticide and the humanitarian sentiment; rape, race and the sexual politics of colonial identity; conclusion --
family histories, slave emancipation and gender history.
Series Title: Social history of Africa.
Responsibility: Pam Scully (Assistant Professor of History, Kenyon College, Ohio, USA) ; Allen Isaacman (series editor) ; Jean Allman (series editor).

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Building on the lively resurgence of pre-industrial Cape history, Pamela Scully illuminates but occasionally contests other slavery research. - Deborah Gaitskell in THE ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW Read more...

 
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