Women and Slavery, Volume One (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
392
Utgivningsdatum
2007-02-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
Ohio University Press
Medarbetare
Campbell, Gwyn (gen. ed.)/Miers, Suzanne (gen. ed.)/Miller, Joseph C. (gen. ed.)/Campbell, Gwyn (gen. ed.)/Miers, Suzanne (gen. ed.)/Miller, Joseph C. (gen. ed.)/Campbell, Gwyn (gen. ed.)/Miers, Suzanne (gen. ed.)/Miller, Joseph C. (gen. ed.)
Illustrationer
illustrations
Volymtitel
Volume 1
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
612 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780821417249
Women and Slavery, Volume One (häftad)

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Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic

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The literature on women enslaved around the world has grown rapidly in the last ten years, evidencing strong interest in the subject across a range of academic disciplines. Until Women and Slavery, no single collection has focused on female slaves who-as these two volumes reveal-probably constituted the considerable majority of those enslaved in Africa, Asia, and Europe over several millennia and who accounted for a greater proportion of the enslaved in the Americas than is customarily acknowledged. Women enslaved in the Americas came to bear highly gendered reputations among whites-as "scheming Jezebels," ample and devoted "mammies," or suffering victims of white male brutality and sexual abuse-that revealed more about the psychology of enslaving than about the courage and creativity of the women enslaved. These strong images of modern New World slavery contrast with the equally expressive virtual invisibility of the women enslaved in the Old-concealed in harems, represented to meddling colonial rulers as "wives" and "nieces," taken into African families and kin-groups in subtlely nuanced fashion. Women and Slavery presents papers developed from an international conference organized by Gwyn Campbell. Volume 1 Contributors Sharifa Ahjum Richard B. Allen Katrin Bromber Gwyn Campbell Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch Jan-Georg Deutsch Timothy Fernyhough Philip J. Havik Elizabeth Grzymala Jordan Martin A. Klein George Michael La Rue Paul E. Lovejoy Fred Morton Richard Roberts Kirsten A. Seaver
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"Women and Slavery (Volumes 1 & 2) makes a significant contribution to our understanding of slavery in a global context" and "showing the centrality of women to slave systems around the world." "I believe these essays have an audience among anyone interested not only in the intersecting histories of slavery and women, but also those who are intrigued more generally by the historian's craft." -- Susan E. O'Donovan, coeditor of Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861-1867 and author of Slavery's Legacies: Becoming Free in the Cotton South "All these contributions broaden and deepen the historian's craft as well as our understanding of the gendered nature of slave-life in each instance. We learn of queens and thralls struggling to survive, of the lives of slave-washerwomen, and the significance of 'maturity' among female slaves.... Measured in terms of (Sue Miers's) own career, this volume shows just what a long way the historiography of Africanist slavery has come and where it yet needs to go." "Women and Slavery: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic offers an exciting addition to the scholarship on gender and slavery. Students and professors alike will find this volume provocative and useful in examining the role of women in slavery and slave trades.... This collection, and its sister publication, Women and Slavery: The Modern Atlantic, by the same editors, work masterfully together and could serve as the basis for an entire course on women and slavery." "The geographic and methodological diversity of the chapters constitute one of the collection's salient appeals.... The two volumes challenge us to reconsider women and slavery and appreciate the strongly gendered nature of servitude in world history." "...(Women & Slavery, Volume 1 clearly demonstrates that far from simply being a by-product of a trade in male slaves, in many societies women were the prime focus of the slave trade...."

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Gwyn Campbell, Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History at McGill University, is the author and editor of many works, including Abolition and Its Aftermath in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia and An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar. Suzanne Miers is professor emerita of history at Ohio University. She is the author of Slavery in the Twentieth Century and coeditor of The End of Slavery and other books. Joseph C. Miller is the T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of history at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Kings and Kinsmen, Way of Death, and works on the world history of slavery.

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Africa and the Western Indian Ocean Islands; Gwyn Campbell, Suzanne Miers, and Joseph C. Miller Introduction; George Michael La Rue A Love Triangle in Cairo: A Generation of African Slave Women in Egypt, from c. 1820 to the Plague Epidemic of 1834-35; Timothy Fernyhough Women, Gender History, and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Ethiopia; Richard B. Allen Free Women of Color and the Socioeconomic Marginality in Mauritius, 1767-1830; Gwyn Campbell Female Bondage in Imperial Madagascar, 1820-95; Katrin Bromber Mjakazi, Mpambe, Mjoli, Suria - Female Slaves in Swahili Sources; Jan-Georg Deutsch Female Slave Prices and Changes in the Life Cycle of Female Slaves. Some Evidence from German East Africa; Fred Morton Female Inboekelinge in the South African Republic, 1850-80; Elizabeth Grzymala Jordon "It All Comes Out in the Wash": Engendering Archaeological Interpretations of Slavery; Sharifa Ahjum The Law of the (White) Father: Psychoanalysis, "Paternalism," and the Historiography of Slave Women at the Cape of Good Hope; Philip J. Havlik From Pariahs to Patriots: Women Slavers in Nineteenth-Century "Portugese" Guinea; Richard Roberts Women, Household Instability, and the End of Slavery in Banamba and Gumbu, French Soudan, 1905-1912.; Martin A. Klein Sex, Power and Family Life in the Harem: A Comparative Study; Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch Women, Marriage, and Slavery in Africa South of the Sahara during the Nineteenth Century; Paul E. Lovejoy The Sahara-Atlantic Divide, or How Women Fit into the Slave Trade.