Dunbar: "Kizzy will later tell her son, nicknamed Chicken George, that in that moment she made a conscious decision. As she tells him, “I decided to live.”"
Saidiya Hartman, “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors.” Souls 18, no. 1 (2016): 166-173.
Hortense Spillers is the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor in English (Vanderbilt U). "Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us," served as the keynote lecture for "The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium," at Cornell University, March 18, 2016. Followed by a day of symposium panels, March 19, 2016.
Keynote Address by Professor Jennifer Morgan, New York University to the conference Pregnancy, Childbearing and Infant Care: Historical Perspectives from Slave and Non-Slave Societies
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
Mimi Sheller, Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom. Duke University Press Books, 2012. via Duke U Press: Citizenship from Below boldly revises the history of the struggles for freedom by emancipated peoples in post-slavery Jamaica, post-independence Haiti, and the wider Caribbean by focusing on the interplay between the state, the body, race, … Continue reading Sheller on Race and Sexuality in Post-Emancipation Caribbean
Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds. Sex, Power, and Slavery. Ohio University Press, 2014. via Ohio University Press: Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: … Continue reading EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery