Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

TitleGender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsScully, Pamela, and Diana Paton
Number of Pages392
PublisherDuke University Press
CityDurham, NC
Abstract

This groundbreaking collection provides the first comparative history of gender and emancipation in the Atlantic world. Bringing together essays on the United States, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, West Africa and South Africa, and the Francophone and Anglophone Caribbean, it shows that emancipation was a profoundly gendered process, produced through connections between race, gender, sexuality, and class. Contributors from the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and Brazil explore how the processes of emancipation involved the re-creation of gender identities--the production of freed men and freed women with different rights, responsibilities, and access to citizenship. Offering detailed analyses of slave emancipation in specific societies, the contributors discuss all of the diverse actors in emancipation: slaves, abolitionists, free people of color, state officials, and slave owners. The editors' substantial introduction traces the reasons for and patterns of women's and men's different experiences of emancipation throughout the Atlantic world.

URLhttps://www.dukeupress.edu/gender-and-slave-emancipation-in-the-atlantic-world
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