By William Henry Foster
Foster argues that on the middle of the successive eu associations of slavery at domestic and within the New global used to be the unstable query of women's skill to exert mastery. dealing with the problem to play the 'good mom' in private and non-private, loose ladies from Rome to Muslim North Africa, to the indigenous tribes of North the US, to the antebellum plantations of the southern usa came across themselves having to economically deal with slaves, servants and captives. even as, that they had to guard their reputations from a number of kinds of assault and themselves from vilification on a few fronts.
With the recurrent cultural wars over the maternal function inside of slavery touching the worlds of politics, battle, faith, and colonial and imperial rivalries, this full of life comparative survey is key examining for an individual learning, or just attracted to, this key subject in international and gender history.
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Gender, Mastery and Slavery: From European to Atlantic World Frontiers (Gender and History) by William Henry Foster