Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

by Deborah Gray White

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Overview

This new edition reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393022179
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/1985
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Deborah Gray White is the Board of Governors Professor of History and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Ar’n’t I A Woman? and Too Heavy a Load, amongst other books.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Revisiting Ar'n't I a Woman1
Introduction13
Chapter 1Jezebel and Mammy: The Mythology of Female Slavery27
Chapter 2The Nature of Female Slavery62
Chapter 3The Life Cycle of the Female Slave91
Chapter 4The Female Slave Network119
Chapter 5Men, Women, and Families142
Chapter 6From Slavery to Freedom161
Notes191
Selected Bibliography225
Index237

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