eBook Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia, 1st Edition

  • Daina Ramey Berry
  • Deleso A. Alford
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  • ISBN-10: 0313349096
  • ISBN-13: 9780313349096
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 381 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released March 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Alphabetical List of Entries.
Topical List of Entries.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
Chronology of Enslaved Women in America.
1: Abolitionism.
2: Abortion.
3: African Women and African-Born Women.
4: American Revolution.
5: Bondwoman (Bondwomen, Bondman, Bondmen, Bondpeople).
6: Branding.
7: Breeding.
8: Burial Customs.
9: Celia.
10: Childbirth.
11: Childcare.
12: Civil War.
13: Clothing.
14: Community.
15: Concubinage.
16: Conflict, Intraracial.
17: Conjurers.
18: Contraception.
19: Courtship.
20: Craft, Ellen.
21: Creoles.
22: Decorative Arts.
23: Delaney, Lucy A..
24: Dickson, Amanda America.
25: Diet and Nutrition.
26: Domestic Slave Trade.
27: Economy.
28: Education.
29: Elderly Women.
30: Emancipation.
31: Family.
32: Fancy Girls.
33: Female Slave Network.
34: Folk Medicine and Healing.
35: Folklore and Folktales.
36: Food Preparation and Cooking.
37: Free Women.
38: Freeman, Elizabeth.
39: French America.
40: Gardening.
41: Garner, Margaret.
42: Gender Conventions.
43: Girlhood.
44: Gullah Culture.
45: Hair and Headdresses.
46: Health, Disabilities, and Soundness.
47: Hemings, Sally.
48: Hiring Out.
49: Historiography.
50: Infanticide.
51: Islam.
52: Jacobs, Harriet.
53: Jezebel Stereotype.
54: Keckley, Elizabeth.
55: Key, Elizabeth.
56: Labor, Agricultural.
57: Labor, Nonagricultural.
58: Labor, Skilled.
59: Laney, Lucy Craft.
60: Laws.
61: Life Cycle.
62: Literacy.
63: Mammy Stereotype.
64: Manumission.
65: Maroon Communities.
66: Marriage, Abroad.
67: Marriage and Cohabitation.
68: Medical Experimentation and Surgery.
69: Middle Passage.
70: Midwives.
71: Miscegenation.
72: Mobility.
73: Mortality and Life Expectancy.
74: Motherhood.
75: Naming.
76: Narratives.
77: North, The.
78: Overseers.
79: Owners.
80: Plantation Mistresses.
81: Pregnancy.
82: Prices.
83: Prince, Lucy Terry.
84: Punishment.
85: Quilting.
86: Religion.
87: Representations.
88: Resistance.
89: Runaways.
90: Scott, Harriet Robinson.
91: Seamstress Work.
92: Sexuality.
93: Slave Quarters, Life in.
94: Slaveholders, Free Black Women.
95: South, The.
96: Taboos and Superstitions.
97: Taylor, Susie King.
98: Thomas, Sally.
99: Tituba.
100: Truancy.
101: Truth, Sojourner.
102: Tubman, Harriet.
103: Underground Railroad.
104: Urban Slavery.
105: Violence, Racial.
106: Violence, Sexual.
107: Voodoo.
108: “Wench Betty,” Murder of.
109: West, The.
110: Wet Nursing.
111: Wheatley, Phillis.
Population of Enslaved Women, 1750–1860.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editors and Contributors.
Index.