Merritt on Clothing, Masculinity and the Enslaved | @AAIHS

At AAIHS, Keri Leigh Merritt on enslaved struggles with their owners over clothing as struggles over masculinity and embodiment: "Unsurprisingly, the practice of withholding pants seemed to occur commonly on large plantations, where the concentrated number of slaves required constant surveillance and discipline. Richard Orford, enslaved as a young boy in Georgia, remembered, “The children … Continue reading Merritt on Clothing, Masculinity and the Enslaved | @AAIHS