The Resource Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan

Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan

Label
Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery
Title
Laboring women
Title remainder
reproduction and gender in New World slavery
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer L. Morgan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: When black women were brought from Africa to the New World as slave laborers, their value was determined by their ability to work as well as their potential to bear children, who by law would become the enslaved property of the mother's master. In Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan examines for the first time how African women's labor in both senses became intertwined in the English colonies. Beginning with the ideological foundations of racial slavery in early modern Europe, Laboring Women traverses the Atlantic, exploring the social and cultural lives of women in West Africa, slaveowners' expectations for reproductive labor, and women's lives as workers and mothers under colonial slavery. Challenging conventional wisdom, Morgan reveals how expectations regarding gender and reproduction were central to racial ideologies, the organization of slave labor, and the nature of slave community and resistance. Taking into consideration the heritage of Africans prior to enslavement and the cultural logic of values and practices recreated under the duress of slavery, she examines how women's gender identity was defined by their shared experiences as agricultural laborers and mothers, and shows how, given these distinctions, their situation differed considerably from that of enslaved men. Telling her story through the arc of African women's actual lives-from West Africa, to the experience of the Middle Passage, to life on the plantations-she offers a thoughtful look at the ways women's reproductive experience shaped their roles in communities and helped them resist some of the more egregious effects of slave life. Presenting a highly original, theoretically grounded view of reproduction and labor as the twin pillars of female exploitation in slavery, Laboring Women is a distinctive contribution to the literature of slavery and the history of women
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DLC
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Morgan, Jennifer L.
Dewey number
306.3/62/082097
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1048
LC item number
.M67 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2004 E-124
  • HT 1048
NLM item number
M848L 2004
Series statement
Early American studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Sex role
  • Sex role
  • Human reproduction
  • Human reproduction
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • North America
  • West Indies, British
  • Gender Identity
  • Social Problems
  • Women
  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Reproductive Behavior
  • Socioeconomic Factors
  • Stereotyping
  • Southeastern United States
  • West Indies
Label
Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Note on sources -- Introduction -- 1: Some could suckle over their shoulder: male travelers, female bodies, and the gendering of racial ideology -- 2: Number of women doeth much disparayes the whole cargoe: trans-Atlantic slave trade and west African gender roles -- 3: Breedings shall goe with their mothers: gender and evolving practices of slaveownership in the English American colonies -- 4: Hannah and hir children: reproduction and creolization among enslaved women -- 5: Women's sweat: gender and agricultural labor in the Atlantic world -- 6: Deluders and seducers of each other: gender and the changing nature of resistance -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780812237788
Lccn
##2003066597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53485319
Label
Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of illustrations -- Note on sources -- Introduction -- 1: Some could suckle over their shoulder: male travelers, female bodies, and the gendering of racial ideology -- 2: Number of women doeth much disparayes the whole cargoe: trans-Atlantic slave trade and west African gender roles -- 3: Breedings shall goe with their mothers: gender and evolving practices of slaveownership in the English American colonies -- 4: Hannah and hir children: reproduction and creolization among enslaved women -- 5: Women's sweat: gender and agricultural labor in the Atlantic world -- 6: Deluders and seducers of each other: gender and the changing nature of resistance -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Acknowledgments
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
279 pages
Isbn
9780812237788
Lccn
##2003066597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53485319

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