Discovering the women in slavery : emancipating perspectives on the American past / edited by Patricia Morton

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Subjects: Women slaves--United States--History
Slavery--United States--History
Women abolitionists--United States--History
Women--Southern States--History
African American women--Southern States--History
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Athens : University of Georgia Press, c1996
LC Classification: E
Physical Description: x, 320 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments / Patricia Morton 1
Misshapen Identity: Memory, Folklore, and the Legend of Rachel Knight / Victoria E. Bynum 29
In Remembrance of Mira: Reflections on the Death of a Slave Woman / Carolyn J. Powell 47
The Civil War's Empowerment of an Appalachian Woman: The 1864 Slave Purchases of Mary Bell / John C. Inscoe 61
The Mistress and Her Maids: White and Black Women in a Louisiana Household, 1858-1868 / Wilma King 82
The Divided Mind of Antislavery Feminism: Lydia Maria Child and the Construction of African American Womanhood / Margaret M. R. Kellow 107
Prudence Crandall, Amistad, and Other Episodes in the Dismissal of Connecticut Slave Women from American History / David Sheinin 129
"The Fortunes of Women in America": Spanish New Orleans's Free Women of African Descent and Their Relations with Slave Women / Kimberly S. Hanger 153
"If I Can't Have My Rights, I Can Have My Pleasures, And If They Won't Give Me Wages, I Can Take Them": Gender and Slave Labor in Antebellum New Orleans / Virginia Meacham Gould 179
Religion, Gender, and Identity: Black Methodist Women in a Slave Society, 1770-1810 / Cynthia Lynn Lyerly 202
The Struggle to Achieve Individual Expression through Clothing and Adornment: African American Women under and after Slavery / Patricia K. Hunt 227
"At Noon, Oh How I Ran": Breastfeeding and Weaning on Plantation and Farm in Antebellum Virginia and Alabama / Marie Jenkins Schwartz 241
Behind the Mask: Ex-slave Women and Interracial Sexual Relations / Helene Lecaudey 260
Mistresses, Morality, and the Dilemmas of Slaveholding: The Ideology and Behavior of Elite Antebellum Women / Marli F. Weiner 278
The Diversity of Old South White Women: The Peculiar Worlds of German American Women / Lauren Ann Kattner 299
Selected Bibliography 313
Contributors 319
Additional Authors: Morton, Patricia
Notes: LCCN: 95014154
ISBN: 082031756X (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0820317578 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-317)
OCLC Number: 32273587
ISBN/ISSN: 082031756X