Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

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Product Details

Price
$27.50
Publisher
University of Pennsylvania Press
Publish Date
Pages
296
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812218732

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About the Author

Jennifer L. Morgan teaches history and women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

Reviews

"Morgan's remarkably lucid treatment of the role of gender in constructing racial ideologies and in justifying the economic system of slavery should make such complex themes accessible to advanced undergraduates. Her book succeeds in highlighting the importance of African women in determining the shape of the slave system in the New World, as well as the ways in which the system shaped the experiences of African women. . . . Highly recommended."--Choice


"Morgan's highly original study transforms our understanding of the fundamental assumptions behind slavery in the Americas."--Kathleen M. Brown, University of Pennsylvania


"The author of this study has made a major contribution . . . by looking specifically at the issue of gender as a lens through which better to understand the establishment of race-based slavery in Britain's colonies in the Caribbean and North America."--The Historian