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Slave women in Caribbean society, 1650-1838 / Barbara Bush Senior Lecturer in Social & Political Studies, Parson Cross College, Sheffield.

Author/Creator:
Bush, Barbara.
Publication:
Kingston : Heinemann Publishers (Caribbean), 1990.
Distribution:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press,
Format/Description:
Book
[2], xiii, [1], 190, [2] pages : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 24 cm
Subjects:
Women slaves -- Caribbean Area -- Social conditions.
Women, Black -- Caribbean Area -- Social conditions.
Social classes -- Caribbean Area -- History.
Place of Publication:
Jamaica Kingston.
United States Indiana Bloomington.
Contents:
1. The 'invisible' black woman in Caribbean history: an introduction
2. 'The eye of the beholder': contemporary European images of black women
3. Slave society, power and law: the institutional context of slave women's lives
4. Plantation labour regimes: the economic role of slave women. Women in formal plantation economy; Informal economic activities: the provision ground and the slave market
5. The woman slave and slave resistance. Day-to-day resistance; Female slave runaways; Traitor or amazon? Women in slave uprisings; African religion and slave resistance; The transition to freedom; Summary
6. 'The family tree is not cut': the domestic life of the women slave. The black family reassessed; The black matriarch: slave motherhood in the African cultural context; The myth of black female promiscuity; Marriage and divorce; Parenthood; Kinship and community; Slave sales and enforced separation; 'Hot onstitution'ed ladies': black women, power and sexuality; Summary
7. Slave motherhood: childbirth and infant death in a cross-cultural perspective. Patterns of slave reproduction: contemporary explanations re-examined; To breed or labour? Women, childbirth and the plantation regime; Reluctant mothers: conscious and unconscious limits on fertility; Low fertility or high morality? Some reflections on slave infant death; An enduring enigma
8. 'Daughters of injur'ed Africk': women, culture and community in slave society
Endnote: Out of bondage: black women and the spirit of freedom.
Notes:
"First published 1990."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Penn Provenance:
Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1990
Contributor:
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0253312841
0253212510 (pbk.)
OCLC:
20319390
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