Download e-book for iPad: A Companion to American Women's History by Nancy A. Hewitt

By Nancy A. Hewitt

This choice of twenty-four unique essays via prime students in American women's heritage highlights the newest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this well known and modern field.

• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's background, together with the colonial relatives, marriage, wellbeing and fitness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, client tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• contains multiplied bibliography of titles to lead additional study.

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But, as we know from the examples of Cayoba and Moota, women were not invulnerable. In all regions of West Africa, internal factors could alter sex ratios from year to year. These large demographic patterns should not be seen as static. In response to high demand, for example, slavers sold equal numbers of women and men to European slave ships from the Gold Coast in 1688. Women captured by the European slave trade that year must have found their capture particularly shocking, it being a fate more often befalling men.

Or maybe someone wdl excavate prerevolutionary sources to compare with Mia Bay’s discussion of African American ideas about race in the United States. Michael Gomez charts the way with his investigation of an African American ethnogenesis in the early South, and surely it will not be long before gender becomes more integrated into the analysis. ” Clearly, there is still much to explore regarding the multiple and gendered images of “self” and that shaped intercultural contact and experiences of colonization.

The regime of plantation work wreaked havoc on the health of all enslaved persons. Although birthrates began to outstrip death rates in North American slave societies in the second half of the eighteenth century, they did not do so until after nineteenth-century emancipations elsewhere in the Americas. Overworked SLAVERYAND THE SLAVE TRADE 31 and underfed, enslaved laborers were extremely vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. Infant mortality rates were extremely high. Disease either destroyed women’s reproductive ability, or consigned children to early death.

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