skip to content
They were her property. White women as slave owners in the American South. Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

They were her property. White women as slave owners in the American South.

Author: Stephanie E Jones-Rogers
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie E Jones-Rogers
ISBN: 9780300218664 0300218664
OCLC Number: 1083606420
Description: 320 p.
Responsibility: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers.

Abstract:

Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/1083606420> # They were her property. White women as slave owners in the American South.
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "1083606420" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ctu> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8890903112#Place/new_haven> ; # New Haven
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/970.980/> ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8890903112#Person/jones_rogers_stephanie_e> ; # Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    schema:datePublished "2019" ;
    schema:description "Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/8890903112> ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "They were her property. White women as slave owners in the American South."@en ;
    schema:numberOfPages "320" ;
    schema:productID "1083606420" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1083606420#PublicationEvent/new_haven_yale_university_press2019> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8890903112#Agent/yale_university_press> ; # Yale University Press
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300218664> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/1083606420> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8890903112#Agent/yale_university_press> # Yale University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Yale University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/8890903112#Person/jones_rogers_stephanie_e> # Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Jones-Rogers" ;
    schema:givenName "Stephanie E." ;
    schema:name "Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780300218664>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0300218664" ;
    schema:isbn "9780300218664" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.