Lecture Description

The legal culture of the antebellum South sanctioned sexual violence and terror against enslaved women. However, the legal record also leaves evidence of the ways in which these forms of domination were contested by the enslaved. This lecture explores avenues of protest and strategies of survival crafted by enslaved women while forced to live under the oppressive, violent system of labor and sexual exploitation that was American slavery.


Gender, Masculinity, Femininity Slavery

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