Camp near Kinston
Feby 22d 1864
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The History of Rape: A Bibliography
compiled by Stefan Blaschke
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Topical Index : History of Slave Rape
U n s o r t e d :
Moon, Danelle. “Slavery.” Encyclopedia of rape. Edited by Merril D. Smith. Westport: Greenwood, 2004: 234-236.
West, Traci C. “African Americans.” Encyclopedia of rape. Edited by Merril D. Smith. Westport: Greenwood, 2004: 5-7.
A n c i e n t H i s t o r y : [Link]
Biblical Studies: [Link]
Scholz, Susanne. “Gender, class, and androcentric compliance in the rapes of enslaved women in the Hebrew Bible.” Lectio difficilior 1/2004.
M o d e r n H i s t o r y : [Link]
Early Modern History: [Link] - 17th Century: [Link]
United States: [Link]
Warren, Wendy A. “”The cause of her grief”: the rape of a slave in early New England.” Journal of American history 93 (2007): 1031-1049.
Early Modern History: [Link] - 18th Century: [Link]
Laffrado, Laura. “Constructing the subaltern: white Creole culture and raced captivity in eighteenth-century Dutch Suriname.” Studies in eighteenth-century culture30 (2001): 31-48.
United States: [Link]
Bontemps, Alex. “Seeing slavery: how paintings make words look different.” Common-place 1 (2001).
19th Century: [Link]
Graham, Sandra L. “Slavery’s impasse: slave prostitutes, small-time mistresses, and the Brazilian law of 1871.” Comparative studies in society and history 33 (1991): 669-694.
Mott, Marcia L. “Ser mãe: a escrava em face do aborto e do infanticídio.” Revista de história No. 120 (1989): 85-96.
Nequete, Lenine. “As relações entre senhor e escravo no século XIX: o caso da escrava Honorata.” Revista brasileira de estudos políticos No. 53 (1981): 223-248.
Lovejoy, Paul E. “Concubinage in the Sokoto Caliphate (1804-1903).” Slavery & abolition 11 (1990): 158-189.
United States: [Link]
Baptist, Edward E. “”Cuffy,” “fancy maids,” and “one-eyed men”: rape, commodification, and the domestic slave trade in the United States.” American historical review 106 (2001): 1619-1650.
Clark, Elizabeth B. “”The sacred rights of the weak”: pain, sympathy, and the culture of individual rights in Antebellum America.” Journal of American history 82 (1995): 463-493.
Dalton, Anne B. “The devil and the virgin: writing sexual abuse in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Violence, silence, and anger: women’s writing as transgression. Edited by Deirdre Lashgari. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1995: 38-61.
Garfield, Deborah M. “Speech, listening, and female sexuality in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” Arizona quarterly 50 (1994): 19-49.
Greeson, Jennifer R. “The “mysteries and miseries” of North Carolina: New York City, urban gothic fiction, and Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.” American literature 73 (2001): 277-309.
Hartman, Saidiya V. “Seduction and the ruses of power.” Callaloo 19 (1996): 537-560.
Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl, written by herself. Boston: published for the author, 1861.Jacobs, Harriet A. The deeper wrong: or, incidents in the life of a slave girl, written by herself. London: Tweedie, 1862. Jacobs, Harriet A. Incidents in the life of a slave girl, written by herself. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987.
Jennings, Thelma. “”Us colored women had to go though a plenty”: sexual exploitation of African-American slave women.” Journal of women’s history 1 (1990): 45-74.
Jordan, Ervin L., Jr. “Sleeping with the enemy: sex, black women, and the Civil War.” Western journal of black studies 18 (1994): 55-63.
Karcher, Carolyn L. “Rape, murder and revenge in “Slavery’s Pleasant Homes”: Lydia Maria Child’s antislavery fiction and the limits of genre.” Women’s studies international forum 9 (1986): 323-332.Karcher, Carolyn L. “Rape, murder, and revenge in “Slavery’s Pleasant Homes”: Lydia Maria Child’s antislavery fiction and the limits of genre.” The culture of sentiment: race, gender, and sentimentality in nineteenth-century America. Edited by Shirley Samuels. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992: 58-72.
Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes, or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House. New York: Carleton, 1868.Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes, or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House. Buffalo: Stansil and Lee, 1931. Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes: thirty years a slave and four years in the White House. New York: Arno Press, 1968. Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes, or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House. New York: Oxford University Press, 1988. Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes: formerly a slave, but more recently modiste, and a friend to Mrs. Lincoln, or, thirty years a slave and four years in the White House. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2002. Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes, or, thirty years a slave, and four years in the White House. London: Penguin, 2005. Keckley, Elizabeth. Behind the scenes in the Lincoln White House: memoirs of an African-American seamstress. Mineola: Dover Publications, 2006.
Levine, Jennifer E. Institutionalized access: legally sanctioned medical experimentation, rape, and sexual exploitation of black female slaves during American slavery. M.A. Thesis, University of California at Los Angeles, 1999.
Lowry, Thomas P. “The Sperryville outrage.” Civil War times illustrated 38 (1998): 24-29.
Marshall-Scott, Latasha C. Jacobs and slave law: psychoanalyzing Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. M.A. Thesis, University of Notre Dame, 2003.
McLaurin, Melton A. Celia, a slave: a true story of violence and retribution in antebellum Missouri. Atlanta: University of Georgia Press, 1991.
Neely, Caroline E. “Dat’s one chile of mine you ain’t never gonna sell”: gynecological resistance within the plantation community. M.A. Thesis, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 2000.
Pokorak, Jeffrey J. “Rape as a badge of slavery: the legal history of, and remedies for, prosecutorial race-of-victim charging disparities.” Nevada law journal 7 (2006): 101-158.Pokorak, Jeffrey J. Rape as a badge of slavery: the legal history of, and remedies for, prosecutorial race-of-victim charging disparities. Boston: Suffolk University Law School. 2007.
Shepherd, Gloria. The rape of black women during slavery. D.A. Thesis, State University of New York at Albany, 1988.
Sitomer, Joan C. Race, sex, and citizenship: constructions of citizenship in legal investigations of sexualized violence against African-American women. Dissertation, University of Michigan, 2007.
Vermillion, Mary. “Reembodying the self: representations of rape in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.” Biography 15 (1992): 243-260.
Youngman, Meghan. “National History Day: young scholars discovering the past.” Gateway heritage 18 (1997): 26-37.
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Doe on the demise of Mary Ann Jones v. William Norfleet, 52 NC 473 (1860).
This ejectment action was tried in Edgecombe County Superior Court.
The plaintiff, “a colored woman,” claims title to a parcel of land under the 1860 will of Henry S. Lloyd, which…
She was a good girl.
Richard Arnolds, Will
In the name of God, Amen, I Richard Arnold of Caswell County, North Carolina being of sound and perfect memory (blessed be God) do this nineteenth day of April in the year of Our Lord Eighteen hundred and thirty, make and publish…
In September of 1829 slavery was prohibited in Mexico. Because the politically connected Texans were outraged, one month later, the law was changed to allow slavery only in Texas. A few months later in early 1830, Mexico altered its policy under a new government that was less interested in catering to Texas. Mexico passed a law that prohibited further American settlement, and banned importation of additional slaves into Texas. The Mexican abolition movement, following the pattern seen around the world, had apparently pressured for more restrictions. This was a strict proviso, but for the Texans it was survivable, as they already had thousands of slaves within Mexico. The law must have created difficulties for the Texans and been a great source of irritation to them as they worked to develop their slave labour based agricultural economy. There were other grievances by this time, such as the amount of taxes the Texans were required to pay, but none struck home so much as the “bread and butter” issue of slavery. Without it, the Texans could not make a profit and ultimately would be out of business.
As the American population of Texas grew increasingly disgruntled with the various restrictions imposed by Mexico, an independence movement developed led by Stephen Austin. He presented a petition for independence to the Mexican government in 1833, and was then arrested and jailed until 1835. In 1835, there were about 20,000 Texans and 4000 slaves in Texas. In December of 1835 the newly crowned dictator General Antonio Santa Anna amended the slavery laws to ban slavery in Texas.
The settlers and their newly freed leader Austin quickly announced that they would secede from Mexico. To the great dismay of the Texans, however, in December of 1835 President Santa Ana extended the slavery ban to Texas to appease Mexican abolitionists. The Texans immediately rebelled and declared that they were seceded from Mexico, and declared the Republic of Texas. One of their first actions was to ban free blacks from the Republic. Not content with the possibility of withdrawing from Texas, the Texans enlisted the help of citizens of the United States in order to preserve slavery and the huge tracts of cotton growing land. This resulted in the famous siege and battle at the Alamo, a Catholic mission taken over by the Texans.
Remembering The Alamo was just as much about slavery as it was about Texas freedom from the slave abolishing country of Mexico (via thehuskybro)
Just when I think nobody reads any of my posts, somebody will go digging through the crates and find something and prove me wrong.
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Remember: the “liberal” city I live in was NAMED after this dude.