BK 243 Gender and Slavery (Fall: 3)

Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core Requirement
Offered Periodically
Discussions of slavery have focused upon the enslaved males' roles and responses. To gain a more complete picture of the complex social interactions and political and social consequences of slavery, we will examine it from the enslaved female's perspective as well. This course focuses upon women's labor, their roles in family life, the plantation community, and how gender informed the style and types of resistance in which men and women engaged. We will also discuss the effects of white paternalism upon gender roles in the slave communities and white female responses to the effects of slavery upon their lives.
M. Shawn Copeland

Last Updated: 17-OCT-11