Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia
ISBN: 0313349088
EAN13: 9780313349089
Language: English
Pages: 381
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 10.00" L x 7.00" W
Weight: 2.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia

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Book Overview
Slavery in the history of the United States continues to loom large in our national consciousness, and the role of women in this dark chapter of the American past is largely under-examined. This is the first encyclopedia to focus on the daily experiences and roles of female slaves in the United States, from colonial times to official abolition provided by the 13th amendment to the Constitution in 1865. Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia contains 100 entries written by a range of experts and covering all aspects of daily life. Topics include culture, family, health, labor, resistance, and violence. Arranged alphabetically by entry, this unique look at history features life histories of lesser-known African American women, including Harriet Robinson Scott, the wife of Dred Scott, as well as more notable figures.