More Than Chattel : Black Women and Slavery in the Americas, Paperback / softback Book

More Than Chattel : Black Women and Slavery in the Americas Paperback / softback

Edited by David Barry Gaspar, Darlene Clark Hine

Part of the Blacks in the Diaspora series

Paperback / softback

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". . . a much-needed volume on a neglected topic that is of great interest to scholars of women, slavery, and African American history." -Drew FaustGender was a decisive force in shaping slave society.

Slave men's experiences differed from those of slave women, who were exploited both in reproductive as well as productive capacities.

The women did not figure prominently in revolts, because they engaged in less confrontational resistance, emphasizing creative struggle to survive dehumanization and abuse. The contributors are Hilary Beckles, Barbara Bush, Cheryl Ann Cody, David Barry Gaspar, David P.

Geggus, Virginia Meacham Gould, Mary Karasch, Wilma King, Bernard Moitt, Celia E.

Naylor-Ojurongbe, Robert A. Olwell, Claire Robertson, Robert W. Slenes, Susan M. Socolow, Richard H. Steckel, and Brenda E. Stevenson. -- Indiana University Press