Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)

Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South (Revised Edition)

by Deborah Gray White

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"One of those rare books that quickly became the standard work in its field." —Anne Firor Scott, Duke University

Living with the dual burdens of racism and sexism, slave women in the plantation South assumed roles within the family and community that contrasted sharply with traditional female roles in the larger American society.

This revised edition of Ar'n't I a Woman? reviews and updates the scholarship on slave women and the slave family, exploring new ways of understanding the intersection of race and gender and comparing the myths that stereotyped female slaves with the realities of their lives. Above all, this groundbreaking study shows us how black women experienced freedom in the Reconstruction South—their heroic struggle to gain their rights, hold their families together, resist economic and sexual oppression, and maintain their sense of womanhood against all odds.

Winner of the Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize awarded by the Association of Black Women Historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393343526
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 12/12/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 525,251
Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
File size: 591 KB

About the Author

Deborah Gray White is the Board of Governors Professor of History and Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers University. She is the author of Ar’n’t I A Woman? and Too Heavy a Load, amongst other books.

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