'Cuffy,' 'Fancy Maids,' and 'One-Eyed Men': Rape, Commodification, and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States

Title'Cuffy,' 'Fancy Maids,' and 'One-Eyed Men': Rape, Commodification, and the Domestic Slave Trade in the United States
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsBaptist, Edward E.
JournalAmerican Historical Review
Volume106
Issue5
Pagination1619-1650
Abstract

This article explores the sexual abuse and fetishism of african slave women in the United States.  Focusing on period of domestic slave trade in the 1800's, Baptist explores primary source documents describing the sale and trade of slave women across the US.  He applies various theories of sexual behaavior to these sources in an attempt to understand the psyche of these men.  

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