Ar’n’t I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South
by Deborah Gray White
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Write a review by answering this questiona:
What is the thesis ?
what eveden does White use to support his thesis?
What is White’s intervention?
Why is this book important for the history of slavery in the US?
Why it is important for us to understand slave communities?
what were the different caricatures of enslaved black women and how did White contest each of these caricatures?
Explain the life cycle of enslav black women according to White?
what is everyday resistanc?
explain the resistance methods of slaved black women?
explain the gendered and sexual na of slave labor?
explain the violence experience by enslaved women?
The Slave Community and one for Ar’n’t I A Woman.
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