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Closer to Freedom : Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South
by Stephanie M. H. Camp


Overview - 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 Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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 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, Camp extends our recognition of slave resistance into new arenas and reveals an important and hidden culture of opposition. Camp discusses the multiple dimensions to acts of resistance that might otherwise appear to be little more than fits of temper. She brings new depth to our understanding of the lives of enslaved women, whose bodies and homes were inevitably political arenas. Through Camp's insight, truancy becomes an act of pursuing personal privacy. Illegal parties (frolics) become an expression of bodily freedom.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807855348
  • ISBN-10: 0807855340
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: September 2004
  • Page Count: 224

Series: Gender and American Culture (Paperback)

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Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Books > Social Science > Slavery
Books > Social Science > Women's Studies - General

 
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