Enslaved Women In America: An Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Berry, Daina Ramey and Alford, Deleso A.
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $98.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $147.00
ISBN: 978-0-31-334908-9
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 49
Book Status: Available
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This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female experience is explored, and women are depicted as central, rather than marginal, figures in history.

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Table of Contents

  • About the Editors
  • Topical List of Entries
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Chronology of Enslaved Women in America
  • A
  • Abolitionism
  • Abortion
  • Abroad Marriage
  • African Women and African-born Women
  • American Revolution
  • B
  • Bondwoman (Bondwomen, Bondman, Bondmen, Bondpeople)
  • Branding
  • Breeding
  • Burial Customs
  • C
  • Celia
  • Childbirth
  • Childcare
  • Civil War
  • Clothing
  • Community
  • Concubinage
  • Conflict, Intraracial
  • Conjurers
  • Contraception
  • Courtship
  • Craft, Ellen
  • Creoles
  • D
  • Death
  • Decorative Arts
  • Delaney, Lucy A.
  • Dickson Amanda America
  • Diet and Nutrition
  • Domestic Slave Trade
  • E
  • Economy
  • Education
  • Elderly Women
  • Emancipation
  • F
  • Family
  • Fancy Girls
  • Female Slave Network
  • Folk Medicine and Healing
  • Folklore and Folktales
  • Food Preparation and Cooking
  • Free Women
  • Freeman, Elizabeth
  • French America
  • G
  • Gardening
  • Garner, Margaret
  • Gender Conventions
  • Girlhood
  • Gullah Culture
  • H
  • Hair and Headdresses
  • Health, Disabilities, and Soundness
  • Hemings, Sally
  • Hiring Out
  • Historiography
  • I
  • Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infanticide
  • Islam
  • J
  • Jacobs, Harriet
  • Jezebel Stereotype
  • K
  • Keckley, Elizabeth
  • Key, Elizabeth
  • L
  • Labor, Agricultural
  • Labor, Nonagricultural
  • Labor, Skilled
  • Laney, Lucy Craft
  • Laws
  • Life Cycle
  • Literacy
  • M
  • Mammy Stereotype
  • Manumission
  • Maroon Communities
  • Marriage, Abroad
  • Marriage and Cohabitation
  • Medical Experimentation and Surgery
  • Middle Passage
  • Midwives
  • Miscegenation
  • Mobility
  • Mortality and Life Expectancy
  • Motherhood
  • N
  • Naming
  • Narratives
  • North, The
  • O
  • Overseers
  • Owners
  • P
  • Plantation Mistresses
  • Pregnancy
  • Prices
  • Prince, Lucy Terry
  • Punishment
  • Q
  • Quilting
  • R
  • Religion
  • Representations
  • Resistance
  • Runaways
  • S
  • Sale and Separation of Enslaved People
  • Scott, Harriet Robinson
  • Seamstress Work
  • Sexuality
  • Slave Quarters, Life in
  • Slaveholders, Free Black Women
  • South, The
  • T
  • Taboos and Superstitions
  • Taylor, Susie King
  • Thomas, Sally
  • Tituba
  • Truancy
  • Truth, Sojourner
  • Tubman, Harriet
  • U
  • Underground Railroad
  • Urban Slavery
  • V
  • Violence, Domestic
  • Violence, Racial
  • Violence, Sexual
  • Voodoo
  • W
  • “Wench Betty,” Murder of
  • West, The
  • Wet Nursing
  • Wheatley, Phillis
  • Appendix: Population of Enslaved Women, 1750–1860
  • Selected Bibliography
  • About the Editors and Contributors