Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004 - History - 279 pages
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How childbearing among enslaved women became commodified—and was exploited by slaveowners as well as slaves.

 

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In Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan “argues that as slaveowners contemplated women’s reproductive potential with greed and opportunism, they utilized ... Read full review

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Lets start with the cover, it's of the American Indigenous not West Africans which was why the 16th century author posted America on top of the page. Speaking of West Africans, in what American state that had slavery could West African women be found in their county records as slaves? Well let me help you out, NONE. I've looked for years and I've not seen any such information. No more lying about who the so called African-American really is on this landmass, they are the American Indigenous not West Africans! 

Contents

Some Could Suckle over Their Shoulder Male Travelers Female Bodies and the Gendering of Racial Ideology
12
The Number of Women Doeth Much Disparayes the Whole Cargoe The TransAtlantic Slave Trade and West African Gender Roles
50
The Breedings Shall Goe with Their Mothers Gender and Evolving Practices of Slaveownership in the English American Colonies
69
Hannah and Hir Children Reproduction and Creolization Among Enslaved Women
107
Womens Sweat Gender and Agricultural Labor in the Atlantic World
144
Deluders and Seducers of Each Other Gender and the Changing Nature of Resistance
166
Epilogue
196
Notes
203
Bibliography
251
Index
273
Acknowledgments
277
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Jennifer L. Morgan teaches history and women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick.

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