Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

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Mary E. Frederickson, Delores M. Walters
University of Illinois Press, Oct 30, 2013 - Social Science - 272 pages
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Inspired by the searing story of Margaret Garner, the escaped slave who in 1856 slit her daughter's throat rather than have her forced back into slavery, the essays in this collection focus on historical and contemporary examples of slavery and women's resistance to oppression from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Each chapter uses Garner's example--the real-life narrative behind Toni Morrison's Beloved andthe opera Margaret Garner--as a thematic foundation for an interdisciplinary conversation about gendered resistance in locations including Brazil, Yemen, India, and the United States.    Contributors are Nailah Randall Bellinger, Olivia Cousins, Mary E. Frederickson, Cheryl Janifer LaRoche, Carolyn Mazloomi, Cathy McDaniels-Wilson, Catherine Roma, Huda Seif, S. Pearl Sharp, Raquel Luciana de Souza, Jolene Smith, Veta Tucker, Delores M. Walters, Diana Williams, and Kristine Yohe.
 

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Contents

Rediscovering and Recreating the Cultural Milieu of Margaret Garner
1
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDERED RESISTANCE
23
GLOBAL SLAVERY HEALING AND NEW VISIONS IN THE TWENTYFIRST CENTURY
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Contributors
223
Index
229
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  Mary E. Frederickson is a professor of history at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and a visiting professor in The Graduate Institute for Liberal Arts at Emory University. Delores M. Walters is a cultural anthropologist who directs a Health Education Center at the University of Rhode Island.

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