First guest: Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, CUNY) (co-sponsored with the Program in History of Science, Medicine, and Technology) Full schedule:
EVENT: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage @JohnsHopkins (Sep 18-20)
Please join the Sex & Slavery Lab and the Program in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology in welcoming Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens (Queens College, CUNY) on campus this week. Deirdre Cooper Owens is an associate professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York. The recipient of several prestigious honors including … Continue reading EVENT: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage @JohnsHopkins (Sep 18-20)
BOOK: Mitchell on Vénus Noire, Race and Sex in 19th Century France
Robin Mitchell, Black Women and Colonial Fantasies in Nineteenth-Century France (Athens; University of Georgia Press, 2018) Via UGA Press: "Even though there were relatively few people of color in postrevolutionary France, images of and discussions about black women in particular appeared repeatedly in a variety of French cultural sectors and social milieus. In Vénus Noire, … Continue reading BOOK: Mitchell on Vénus Noire, Race and Sex in 19th Century France
BOOK: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage
Deirdre Cooper Owens, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2017. via UGA Press: "The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, … Continue reading BOOK: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage
BLOGROLL: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past – NYTimes.com
Annette Gordon-Reed writes: "It has been 20 years since the historian Annette Gordon-Reed published “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” a book that successfully challenged the prevailing perceptions of both figures. In a piece for The New York Times Book Review, submitted just before the tragic events in Charlottesville, Va., Gordon-Reed reflects on the complexities … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Sally Hemings, Thomas Jefferson and the Ways We Talk About Our Past – NYTimes.com
BOOK: Green on Black-White Intimacy in Antebellum U.S.
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.
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
AWARD: Davis to receive WUSTL Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award
#ADPhD congratulates Adrienne Davis on her Distinguished Faculty Award! Adrienne D. Davis will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Washington University Alumni Association. She is vice provost at Washington University and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at the WUSTL School of Law. She will be awarded at Founders Day 2016 on Saturday, … Continue reading AWARD: Davis to receive WUSTL Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award
ARTICLE: Green on Letters from a Fancy Girl
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
DIGITAL: The Celia Project
New website for the Celia Project: A Research Collaboration on the History of Slavery and Sexual Violence: "In 1855 Missouri, an enslaved woman named Celia was tried, convicted, and ultimately executed for killing her owner. Celia confessed: She had tried to put a stop to what had been five years of sexual abuse. At the … Continue reading DIGITAL: The Celia Project
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