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Author Jones-Rogers, Stephanie E., author.

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

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  976 JON    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  306.362 JONES-ROGERS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  975.0049 JONES-ROGERS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  306.362 JON    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  306.362 JON    Check Shelf
Description xx, 296 pages : illustration ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-273) and index.
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.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Local Subject Enslavers -- Southern States -- History.
Subject Slavery. (OCoLC)fst01120426
Southern States. (OCoLC)fst01244550
Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 18th century.
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Slavery -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Slaveholders -- Southern States -- History.
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Slaveholders. (OCoLC)fst01120418
Southern States -- Social conditions.
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Added Title White women as slave owners in the American South
ISBN 9780300218664 (hardcover)
0300218664 (hardcover)
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