“You Just Had to Depend on Yourself”: Self-Reliance and the Healing Work of Enslaved Women

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This talk explores how the specific conditions of antebellum plantation healing work gave rise to a collective version of enslaved women’s self-reliance. Enslaved women’s doctoring work, taking place within an ongoing struggle with the health agendas of slaveowners, exacted a personal toll while fostering an indigenous analysis of the politics of seeking health under slavery.


Slavery Women

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