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The Resource Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes

Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes

Label
Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive
Title
Dispossessed lives
Title remainder
enslaved women, violence, and the archive
Statement of responsibility
Marisa J. Fuentes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Vividly recounting the lives of enslaved women in eighteenth-century Bridgetown, Barbados, and their conditions of confinement through urban, legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, authorities, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes challenges how histories of vulnerable and invisible subjects are written
  • In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Though their stories appear only briefly in historical records, Marisa J. Fuentes creates a portrait of urban Caribbean slavery in this colonial town from the perspective of these women. Fuentes takes us through the streets of Bridgetown with an enslaved runaway, inside a brothel run by a freed woman of color, in the midst of a white urban household in sexual chaos, to the gallows where enslaved people were executed, and with violent scenes of enslaved women's punishments. In the process, Fuentes interrogates the archive and its historical production to expose the ongoing effects of white colonial power that constrain what can be known about these women. Combining fragmentary sources with interdisciplinary methodologies that include black feminist theory and critical studies of history and slavery, Dispossessed lives demonstrates how the construction of the archive marked enslaved women's bodies, in life and in death. By vividly recounting enslaved life through the experiences of individual women and illuminating their conditions of confinement through the legal, sexual, and representational power wielded by slave owners, colonial authorities, and the archive, Fuentes challenges the way we write histories of vulnerable and often invisible subjects. -- Provided by publisher
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IDEBK
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Fuentes, Marisa J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Text in English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
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  • Women slaves
  • Women
  • Slavery
  • Bridgetown (Barbados)
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Women slaves
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Ethnic relations
  • Slavery
  • Women slaves
  • Women slaves
  • Women
  • Barbados
  • Caribbean Area
Label
Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane : fugitivity, space, and structures of control in Bridgetown -- Rachael and Joanna : power, historical figuring, and troubling freedom -- Agatha : white women, slave owners, and the dialectic of racialized gender -- Molly : enslaved women, condemnation, and gendered terror -- "Venus" : abolition discourse, gendered violence, and the archive
Control code
ocn951076737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812293005
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 926313
  • 22573/ctt1c595m8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951076737
Label
Dispossessed lives : enslaved women, violence, and the archive, Marisa J. Fuentes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Jane : fugitivity, space, and structures of control in Bridgetown -- Rachael and Joanna : power, historical figuring, and troubling freedom -- Agatha : white women, slave owners, and the dialectic of racialized gender -- Molly : enslaved women, condemnation, and gendered terror -- "Venus" : abolition discourse, gendered violence, and the archive
Control code
ocn951076737
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (217 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812293005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.9783/9780812293005
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 926313
  • 22573/ctt1c595m8
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)951076737

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