From 2011, Gumbs writes: "Obviously, to suggest that a child born into slavery, who can be sold away at any time and whose parents can also be sold, has more stability and richer family ties than a child who may, for example, be raised in a mother-ful household or by unmarried teams of parents reveals … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Gumbs on ‘Keep Your Sorry’: On Slavery, Marriage and the Possibility of Love – @TheFeministWire
BLOGROLL: V Books Interviews Tera Hunter on Bound in Wedlock
Vibe interviews Tera Hunter on her new book, Bound in Wedlock: Slavery and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Harvard University Press): "The main objective of the book is to explore the meaning of marriage for African Americans during slavery and after emancipation. I examine how slaves constructed intimate bonds that they called “marriage” … Continue reading BLOGROLL: V Books Interviews Tera Hunter on Bound in Wedlock
BOOK: Hunter on Slave and Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century
Tera W. Hunter, Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Harvard University Press, 2017. via HUP: "Americans have long viewed marriage between a white man and a white woman as a sacred union. But marriages between African Americans have seldom been treated with the same reverence. This discriminatory legacy traces … Continue reading BOOK: Hunter on Slave and Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century
BOOK: Chakkalakal on Slave Marriage in the 19th Century
Tess Chakkalakal. Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2011. From the publisher's website: Filling a long-standing gap in our knowledge about slave-marriage, Novel Bondage unravels the interconnections between marriage, slavery, and freedom through renewed readings of canonical nineteenth-century novels and short stories by black and white authors. … Continue reading BOOK: Chakkalakal on Slave Marriage in the 19th Century
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