Enslaved women in America [electronic resource] : an encyclopedia / Daina Ramey Berry, editor in chief, with Deleso A. Alford, senior editor.

Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, c2012.
Description
1 online resource (xxix, 364 p.) : ill.

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Encyclopedias [Browse]
Summary note
This reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Source of description
Description based on print version record.
Contents
  • Abolitionism -- Abortion -- African women and African-born women -- American revolution -- Bondwoman (bondwomen, bondman, bondmen, bondpeople) -- Branding -- Breeding -- Burial customs -- Celia -- Childbirth -- Childcare -- Civil war -- Clothing -- Community -- Concubinage -- Conflict, intraracial -- Conjurers -- Contraception -- Courtship -- Ellen Craft -- Creoles -- Decorative arts -- Lucy A. Delaney -- Amanda America Dickson -- Diet and nutrition -- Domestic slave trade -- Economy -- Education -- Elderly women -- Emancipation -- Family -- FAncy girls -- Female slave network -- Folk medicine and healing -- Folklore and folktales -- Food preparation and cooking -- Free women -- Elizabeth Freeman -- French America -- Gardening -- Margaret Garner -- Gender conventions -- Girlhood -- Gullah culture -- Hair and headdresses -- Health, disabilities, and soundness -- Sally Hemings -- Hiring out -- Historiography -- Infanticide -- Islam -- Harriet Jacobs -- Jezebel stereotype -- Elizabeth Keckley -- Elizabeth Key -- Agricultural labor -- Nonagricultural labor -- Skilled labor -- Lucy Craft Laney -- Laws -- Life cycle -- Literacy -- Mammy stereotype -- Manumission -- Maroon communities -- Marriage and cohabitation -- Marriage, abroad -- Medical experimentation and surgery -- Middle passage.
  • Midwives -- Miscegenation -- Mobility -- Mortality and life expectancy -- Motherhood -- Naming -- Narratives -- The north -- Overseers -- Owners -- Plantation mistresses -- Pregnancy -- Prices -- Lucy Terry Prince -- Punishment -- Quilting -- Religion -- Representations -- Resistance -- Runaways -- Harriet Robinson Scott -- Seamstress work -- Sexuality -- Life in slave quarters -- Free black women slaveholders -- The south -- Taboos and superstitions -- Susie King Taylor -- Sally Thomas -- Tituba -- Truancy -- Sojourner Truth -- Harriet Tubman -- Underground Railroad -- Urban slavery -- Racial violence -- Sexual violence -- Voodoo -- Murder of "Wench Betty" -- The west -- Wet nursing -- Phillis Wheatley.
ISBN
  • 9780313349096 (electronic book)
  • 0313349096 (electronic book)
OCLC
828682007
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