Women in chains : the legacy of slavery in Black women's fiction / Venetria K. Patton

Author(s): Patton, Venetria K., 1968-
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Subjects: American fiction--African American authors--History and criticism
Women and literature--United States--History--20th century
American fiction--Women authors--History and criticism
African American families in literature
African American women in literature
Mother and child in literature
African Americans in literature
Motherhood in literature
Slavery in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c2000
Series: SUNY series in Afro-American studies
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xviii, 194 p. ; 23 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
1. The Breeding Ground: The Degendering of Female Slaves 1
2. The Cult of True Womanhood and Its Revisions 29
3. Reclaiming True Womanhood 53
4. Tragic Mulattas: Inventing Black Womanhood 93
5. The Haunting Effects of Slavery 121
Conclusion 149
Notes 151
Bibliography 175
Index 187
Notes: LCCN: 99014973
ISBN: 0791443434 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0791443442 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-186) and index
OCLC Number: 41096074
ISBN/ISSN: 0791443434