Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas

TitleBeyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGaspar, David Barry, and Darlene Clark Hine
Number of Pages340
PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
CityUrbana, IL

Beyond Bondage outlines the restricted spheres within which free women of color, by virtue of gender and racial restrictions, were forced to carve out their existences. Although their freedom, represented by the acquisition of property, respectability, and opportunity, always remained precarious, the collection supports the surprising conclusion that women of color often sought and obtained these advantages more successfully than their male counterparts.

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