Women and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Cuba
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238 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

2 b/w illus.

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 54

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

Women and Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Colonial Cuba

by Sarah L. Franklin

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Investigates how patriarchy operated in the lives of the women of Cuba, from elite women to slaves

Scholars have long recognized the importance of gender and hierarchy in the slave societies of the New World, yet gendered analysis of Cuba has lagged behind study of other regions. Cuban elites recognized that creating and maintaining the Cuban slave society required a rigid social hierarchy based on race, gender, and legal status. Given the dramatic changes that came to Cuba in the wake of the Haitian Revolution and the growth of the enslaved population,the maintenance of order required a patriarchy that placed both women and slaves among the lower ranks.

Based on a variety of archival and printed primary sources, this book examines how patriarchy functioned outside the confines of the family unit by scrutinizing the foundation on which nineteenth-century Cuban patriarchy rested. This book investigates how patriarchy operated in the lives of the women of Cuba, from elite women to slaves. Through chapters on motherhood, marriage, education, public charity, and the sale of slaves, insight is gained into the role of patriarchy both as a guiding ideology and lived history in the Caribbean's longest lasting slave society.

Sarah L. Franklin is assistant professor of history at the University of North Alabama.
Introduction: Patriarchy, Paternalism, and theDevelopment of the Slave Society
Virgins and Mothers
Wives
Pupils
The Needy
Wet Nurses
Conclusion: Shifting Landscape
Abbreviations
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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Title Details

238 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

2 b/w illus.

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 54

Imprint: University of Rochester Press