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Closer to freedom : enslaved women and everyday resistance in the plantation South

Author: Stephanie M H Camp
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Series: Gender & American culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie M.H. Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women. In her investigation of the movement of bodies, objects, and information, she extends  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie M H Camp
ISBN: 0807828726 9780807828724 0807855340 9780807855348 9780807875766 0807875767
OCLC Number: 53485330
Awards: Lillian Smith Book Award, 2005
Description: xi, 206 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A geography of containment: the bondage of space and time. --
I could not stay there: women, men, and truancy. --
The intoxication of pleasurable amusement: secret parties and the politics of the body. --
Amalgamation prints stuck up in her cabin: print culture, the home, and the roots of resistance. --
To get closer to freedom: gender, movement, and freedom during the Civil War.
Series Title: Gender & American culture.
Responsibility: Stephanie M.H. Camp.

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Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in  Read more...
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"Sensitive, bold, and imaginative, Closer to Freedom is the first book to place black women at the center of everyday resistance to bondage." - Douglas R. Egerton, Le Moyne College"

 
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