Slave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838

TitleSlave Women in Caribbean Society, 1650-1838
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsBush, Barbara
Number of Pages208
PublisherIndiana University Press
CityBloomington, IN

Bush draws on contemporary historical sources and on anthropological and sociological studies of African and Caribbean societies and makes comparisons with the lives of slaves in America's Old South in this study of the slave woman's experience.  This is the first book on black slave women to take into account the complexities of gender, race, and class which made their experience of slavery different from that of the black men. Bush challenges certain myths surrounding black women’s lives as workers, mothers, and as activists in the vanguard of resistance to slavery. [IU Press]

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