Closer to freedom : enslaved women and everyday resistance in the plantation South /

Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, esp...

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Main Author: Camp, Stephanie M. H., (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2004]
Series:Gender & American culture.
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Online Access:Connect to eBook (Available to people from CARLI member institutions.)
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Table of Contents:
  • A geography of containment: the bondage of space and time
  • I could not stay there: women, men, and truancy
  • The intoxication of pleasurable amusement: secret parties and the politics of the body
  • Amalgamation prints stuck up in her cabin: print culture, the home, and the roots of resistance
  • To get closer to freedom: gender, movement, and freedom during the Civil War.