Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America (Hardcover)

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The historical records and stories of enslaved African women have both creative and life-affirming resistance strategies for how women of the past have dealt with and healed from violence. This book draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe the depths of multi-dimensional oppression and violence in the lives of enslaved African women. Harrison investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women''s lives prior to European arrival in order to recover those African-derived aesthetic forms, cultural traditions, and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression. The nine strategies of resistance offered as modes of resistance employed by enslaved women are viable modes for modern-day women.

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Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230618466
SKU 211406403
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230618464
Release Date 9/29/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0282
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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