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The Devil''s Lane : Sex and Race in the Early South

By: Clinton, Catherine.
Contributor(s): Gillespie, Michele.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997Description: 1 online resource (295 p.).ISBN: 9781602561793.Subject(s): African American women | History | Sex role | Social conditions | Southern States - History - Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 | Women | Women slavesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Devil''s Lane : Sex and Race in the Early SouthDDC classification: 975.02 | 975.02 | 975/.02 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Reflections on Sex, Race, and Region; 1. "THE FACTS SPEAK LOUDLY ENOUGH": Exploring Early Southern Black History; 2. CLIO''S DAUGHTERS: Southern Colonial Women and Their Historians; 3. WALLOWING IN A SWAMP OF SIN: Parson Weems, Sex, and Murder in Early South Carolina; 4. "CHANGED . . . INTO THE FASHION OF MAN": The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement; 5. INDIAN FOREMOTHERS: Race, Sex, Slavery, and Freedom in Early Virginia; 6. RAPE, RACE, AND CASTRATION IN SLAVE LAW IN THE COLONIAL AND EARLY SOUTH
7. KITH AND KIN: Women''s Networks in Colonial Virginia8. "FOR THEIR SATISFACTION OR REDRESS": African Americans and Church Discipline in the Early South; 9. CRIMES OF LOVE, MISDEMEANORS OF PASSION: The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South; 10. "FALSE, FEIGNED, AND SCANDALOUS WORDS": Sexual Slander and Racial Ideology Among Whites in Colonial North Carolina; 11. INTERRACIAL SECTS: Religion, Race, and Gender Among Early North Carolina Moravians; 12. PASSION, DESIRE, AND ECSTASY: The Experiential Religion of Southern Methodist Women, 1770-1810
13. THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF RACE AND GENDER: Mary Musgrove and the Georgia Trustees14. "IN CONSIDERATION OF HER ENORMOUS CRIME": Rape and Infanticide in Spanish St. Augustine; 15. COPING IN A COMPLEX WORLD: Free Black Women in Colonial New Orleans; 16. "A CHAOS OF INIQUITY AND DISCORD": Slave and Free Women of Color in the Spanish Ports of New Orleans, Mobile, arid Pensacola; 17. AFRICAN WOMEN IN FRENCH AND SPANISH LOUISIANA: Origins, Roles, Family, Work,Treatment; Epilogue; Suggested Reading
Summary: Land contested over by settlers in the early South was named "the devil''s lane" with violence often befalling those who ventured there. These essays on sexuality, race and gender in the South from the 17th to 19th century, explore legal history through race, crime, punishment and slander.
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Contents; Contributors; Introduction: Reflections on Sex, Race, and Region; 1. "THE FACTS SPEAK LOUDLY ENOUGH": Exploring Early Southern Black History; 2. CLIO''S DAUGHTERS: Southern Colonial Women and Their Historians; 3. WALLOWING IN A SWAMP OF SIN: Parson Weems, Sex, and Murder in Early South Carolina; 4. "CHANGED . . . INTO THE FASHION OF MAN": The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement; 5. INDIAN FOREMOTHERS: Race, Sex, Slavery, and Freedom in Early Virginia; 6. RAPE, RACE, AND CASTRATION IN SLAVE LAW IN THE COLONIAL AND EARLY SOUTH

7. KITH AND KIN: Women''s Networks in Colonial Virginia8. "FOR THEIR SATISFACTION OR REDRESS": African Americans and Church Discipline in the Early South; 9. CRIMES OF LOVE, MISDEMEANORS OF PASSION: The Regulation of Race and Sex in the Colonial South; 10. "FALSE, FEIGNED, AND SCANDALOUS WORDS": Sexual Slander and Racial Ideology Among Whites in Colonial North Carolina; 11. INTERRACIAL SECTS: Religion, Race, and Gender Among Early North Carolina Moravians; 12. PASSION, DESIRE, AND ECSTASY: The Experiential Religion of Southern Methodist Women, 1770-1810

13. THE SEXUAL POLITICS OF RACE AND GENDER: Mary Musgrove and the Georgia Trustees14. "IN CONSIDERATION OF HER ENORMOUS CRIME": Rape and Infanticide in Spanish St. Augustine; 15. COPING IN A COMPLEX WORLD: Free Black Women in Colonial New Orleans; 16. "A CHAOS OF INIQUITY AND DISCORD": Slave and Free Women of Color in the Spanish Ports of New Orleans, Mobile, arid Pensacola; 17. AFRICAN WOMEN IN FRENCH AND SPANISH LOUISIANA: Origins, Roles, Family, Work,Treatment; Epilogue; Suggested Reading

Land contested over by settlers in the early South was named "the devil''s lane" with violence often befalling those who ventured there. These essays on sexuality, race and gender in the South from the 17th to 19th century, explore legal history through race, crime, punishment and slander.

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