Gender, Mastery and Slavery
From European to Atlantic World Frontiers
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Formats||Hardcover Paperback Ebook|
|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.