Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2004 - Social Science - 206 pages
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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 cont
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Geography of Containment The Bondage of Space and Time
12
I Could Not Stay There Women Men and Truancy
35
The Intoxication of Pleasurable Amusement Secret Parties and the Politics of the Body
60
Amalgamation Prints Stuck Up in Her Cabin Print Culture the Home and the Roots of Resistance
93
To Get Closer to Freedom Gender Movement and Freedom during the Civil War
117
Postscript
139
Notes
143
Bibliography
175
Index
203
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Stephanie M. H. Camp is associate professor of history at the University of Washington, Seattle.

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