Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina

Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina

by Rebecca J. Fraser
     
 

A study of the complexities of intimate relationships among slaves on plantations, in towns, and on small farmsSee more details below

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A study of the complexities of intimate relationships among slaves on plantations, in towns, and on small farms

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781934110072
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
137
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     3
"Love Seems with Them More to be an Eager Desire": Racialized Stereotypes in the Slaveholding South     22
Asking Master Mack to Court: Competing Spheres of Influence     32
Getting Out to Play and Courting All They Pleased: The Social and Temporal Geographies of Enslaved Courtship     52
Taking a Whipping for Lily: Courtship as a Narrative of Resistance     69
A Red Satin Ribbon Tied around My Finger: The Meaning of the Wedding Ceremony     88
Conclusion     101
Notes     105
Bibliography     123
Index     133

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