Harrison, Renee K.

Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America. - New York : Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., 2009. - 1 online resource (301 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; List of Map and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1 Precolonial West Africa: Context and Perspectives; Part 2 Historical Grotesque Realities; Part 3 Yearning for the Beautiful; Notes; Author Index; Subject Index

Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women''s lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression.

9780230100664 85.00 (NL)


North America - Race relations.
Slave narratives - Africa, West - History and criticism.
Slave narratives - North America - History and criticism.
Women slaves - Africa, West - Social conditions.
Women slaves - North America - Social conditions.
Women, Black - North America - Social conditions.
Women, Black, in literature.


Electronic books.

E443 .H36 2009

306.362082097