Slave and Free Colored Women in Saint Domingue

TitleSlave and Free Colored Women in Saint Domingue
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsGeggus, David
EditorGaspar, David Barry, and Darlene Clark Hine
Book TitleMore than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas
Pagination259-278
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington
Abstract

Explores slavery and slave society through the lives of black women. 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. [Google Books]

Alternate TitleSlave and Free Women of Color in Colonial Saint-Domingue
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