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They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Hardcover) Loot Price: R437
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They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Hardcover): Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

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They Were Her Property - White Women as Slave Owners in the American South (Hardcover)

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

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A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy

Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave†‘owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave†‘owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave†‘owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.

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Imprint: Yale University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2019
Authors: Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 27mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 978-0-300-21866-4
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > American history
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms
Books > Humanities > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > American history > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Slavery & emancipation
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > American history
Books > History > American history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > 1750 to 1900
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LSN: 0-300-21866-4
Barcode: 9780300218664

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