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Examines the establishment, growth, and evolution of slavery in the United States as it impacted women – enslaved and free, African American and white, wealthy and poor, northern and southern.
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2012 Choice Outstanding Academic Title "Illuminating as they are stark, the documents tell stories of coercion, exploitation, and violence, as well as cooperation, autonomy, and agency. The editors' thoughtful selection of documents allows them to speak to one another across the chapters."--Stephanie Stegman, H-Net Reviews, Oct. 2012 "A wealth of material for scholars of nineteenth-century America and of women and slaves in particular. Women and Slavery in America is a well-edited documentary reader that examines the circumstances of women in slavery--the ones that compelled many of Weld's lecturers to go into the field to agitate against America's peculiar institution. It is also more than that, as it brings together the experiences of a diverse array of women, free and slave, Northern and Southern, rich and poor, and African American and white, to examine the effect of slavery upon women in particular."--Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz, H-CivWar Reviews, June 2012About the Author:
Catherine M. Lewis is professor of history, director of the Museum of History and Holocaust Education, and coordinator of the Public History Program at Kennesaw State University. She is the author of a number of books, including "The Changing Face of Public History" and "Don t Ask What I Shot: How Eisenhower s Love of Golf Helped Shape 1950s America.""
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Book Description Univ of Arkansas Pr, 2011. Condition: Brand New. Brand new. Seller Inventory # a25354