Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America

  • Authors
  • Renee K. Harrison

Part of the Black Religion/Womanist Thought/Social Justice book series (BRWT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Renee K. Harrison
      Pages 1-12
  3. Precolonial West Africa: Context and Perspectives

  4. Historical Grotesque Realities

  5. Yearning for the Beautiful

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-282

About this book


Draws on mid-seventeenth to nineteenth-century slave narratives to describe oppression in the lives of enslaved African women. Investigates pre-colonial West and West Central African women's lives prior to European arrival to recover the cultural traditions and religious practices that helped enslaved women combat violence and oppression.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-38103-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-10066-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site