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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Gender, Mastery and Slavery

From European to Atlantic World Frontiers

ISBN 9781403987075
Publication Date January 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Gender and History

This lively survey of a key topic explores the importance of women and men to slaveholding, from antiquity to the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. Foster argues that at the heart of the successive European institutions of slavery at home and in the New World was the volatile question of women's ability to exert mastery.

WILLIAM HENRY FOSTER is Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Homerton College, University of Cambridge, UK. He is a former holder of the Keasbey Fellowship at Selwyn College, Cambridge, UK, and has previously taught American History at Cornell University, USA, and the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Introduction: The Problem of Gender, Mastery and Slavery
Gender, Mastery and Maternalism: Christian, Muslim and Hebrew Traditions
Gender, Mastery and Frontier: Europe, North Africa and Natvie America
Gender, Mastery and Empire: White Servitude in New Worlds
Gender, Mastery and Nation: Race and Slavery in the United States


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