The Politics of Enslaved Women’s Self-Liberation

Lecture Description

This talk discusses enslaved African and African American women’s efforts and strategies to free themselves from slavery by running away. This talk covers the history of enslaved women’s resistance more broadly but focuses on women’s escapes to highlight the ways in which they imagined and pursued liberation. The talk suggests that scholars might consider enslaved women as politicized actors whose efforts to escape informed antebellum thought about slavery, property, and freedom.

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Slavery Women

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