Sharony Green, Remember Me to Miss Louisa: Hidden Black-White Intimacies in Antebellum America. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2015. via NIU Press: "It is generally recognized that antebellum interracial relationships were “notorious” at the neighborhood level. But we have yet to fully uncover the complexities of such relationships, especially from freedwomen’s and children’s points of view. … Continue reading BOOK: Green on Black-White Intimacy in Antebellum U.S.
Sharony Green,“‘Mr Ballard, I Am Compelled to Write Again’: Beyond Bedrooms and Brothels, a Fancy Girl Speaks.” Black Women, Gender & Families 5, no. 1 (2011). Green writes: "On February 2, 1840, a black woman named Avenia White wrote a letter to Rice Ballard, her former master. At the time of her letter, the fifth … Continue reading ARTICLE: Green on Letters from a Fancy Girl
Lisa Ze Winters, The Mulatta Concubine: Terror, Intimacy, Freedom, and Desire in the Black Transatlantic. University of Georgia Press, 2016. via UGA Press: "Popular and academic representations of the free mulatta concubine repeatedly depict women of mixed black African and white racial descent as defined by their sexual attachment to white men, and thus they … Continue reading BOOK: Winters on the Mulatta Concubine in History and Memory