Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838
This book analyzes textual representations of Jamaican slave women in three contexts--motherhood, intimate relationships, and work--in both pro- and antislavery writings. Altink examines how British abolitionists and pro-slavery activists represented the slave women to their audiences and explains not only the purposes that these representations served, but also their effects on slave women’s lives.
Keywordsproslavery; writers; antislavery; writings; female; flogging; apprentices; african; jamaican; mother
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Publication date and place2007
SeriesRoutledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures,
General & world history