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Love of Freedom Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England

ISBN-10: 0195389085

ISBN-13: 9780195389081

Edition: 2010

Authors: Catherine Adams, Elizabeth H. Pleck

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They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the Revolution, wrote that human bondage as a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery. Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions. Hidden behind the banner of achieving freedom was the assumption that freedom meant affirming black manhood The struggle for freedom in New England was different for women than for women. Black men in colonial and revolutionary New England were struggling for freedom from slavery and for the right to patriarchal control of their own families. Women had more complicated desires, seeking protection and support in a male headed household while also wanting personal liberty. Eventually women who were former slaves began to fight for dignity and respect for womanhood and access to schooling for black children.
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Introduction
Stolen from Angola
Conditions of Life
Property and Patriarchy
Spiritual Thirsting
Going Abroad and Idling Her Time
Possession of Her Liberty
Land of Liberty