Enslaved women in america from colonial times to emancipation the african american history series emily west on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers more than a century after emancipation no comprehensive overview of the history of the female american slave exists. It is an impossible task writing a history of enslaved women in america from colonial settlement to emancipation in 101 pages plus thirty nine end page 407 pages of selected primary documents yet this is the mandate of rowman and littlefields african american history series begun in 2003 and to date a collection of fifteen volumes. Enslaved women in america from colonial times to emancipation by emily west review tatiana van riemsdijk journal of southern history volume 82 number 2 may 2016 pp 407 408. In sum enslaved women in america from colonial times to emancipation is a sharp and significant contribution to the current literature on american slavery this volume will be of interest to popular and undergraduate audiences with interests in not only in 17th 18th and 19th century american history but also in the history of women and gender. More than a century after emancipation no comprehensive overview of the history of the female american slave exists in this book historian emily west offers the first comprehensive overview of the lives of enslaved women in america by placing their stories within the broader context of slavery in this country from the colonial era through to the end of the civil war
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