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The Resource They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers

Label
They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South
Title
They were her property
Title remainder
white women as slave owners in the American South
Statement of responsibility
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Title variation
White women as slave owners in the American South
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America"--
Summary
Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave‐owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America
Tone
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History, 2019.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10778789
Cataloging source
VHB
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Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E
Dewey number
975/.00496
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E446
  • E443
LC item number
  • .J66 2019
  • .J78 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Southern States
  • Slaveholders
  • Slavery
  • Social conditions
  • Southern States
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
white women as slave owners in the American South
Label
They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mistresses of the market -- Mistresses in the making -- "I belong to de mistis" -- "Missus done her own bossing" -- "She thought she could find a better market" -- "Wet nurse for sale or hire" -- "That 'oman took delight in sellin' slaves" -- "Her slaves have been liberated and lost to her" -- "A most unprecedented robbery" -- Epilogue: Lost kindred, lost cause
Control code
on1085547912
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 296 pages
Isbn
9780300218664
Lccn
2018953991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085547912
Label
They were her property : white women as slave owners in the American South, Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Mistresses of the market -- Mistresses in the making -- "I belong to de mistis" -- "Missus done her own bossing" -- "She thought she could find a better market" -- "Wet nurse for sale or hire" -- "That 'oman took delight in sellin' slaves" -- "Her slaves have been liberated and lost to her" -- "A most unprecedented robbery" -- Epilogue: Lost kindred, lost cause
Control code
on1085547912
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xx, 296 pages
Isbn
9780300218664
Lccn
2018953991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1085547912

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