Hard Labor: Women, Childbirth, and Resistance in British Caribbean Slave Societies

TitleHard Labor: Women, Childbirth, and Resistance in British Caribbean Slave Societies
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBush, Barbara
EditorGaspar, David Barry, and Darlene Clark Hine
Book TitleMore Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas
Pagination193-217
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington
Abstract

Gender was a decisive force in shaping slave society. Slave men's experiences differed from those of slave women, who were exploited both in reproductive as well as productive capacities. The women did not figure prominently in revolts, because they engaged in less confrontational resistance, emphasizing creative struggle to survive dehumanization and abuse.

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