More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas

TitleMore Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsGaspar, David Barry, and Darlene Clark Hine
Number of Pages352
PublisherIndiana University Press

Gender was a decisive force in slave society. Slave men's experiences differed from those of slave women, who were exploited in both reproductive and productive capacities. They did not figure prominently in revolts because they engaged in less confrontational methods of resistance, emphasizing creative struggle to survive dehumanization and abuse. This 1996 edited volume on black women and slavery in the Americas addresses a long neglected topic that is of great interest to scholars of women, slavery, and African American history. It includes contributions by leading scholars of the subject,

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