Enslaved Leadership in Early ChristianityEnslaved Leadership in Early Christianity

In fact, slaves receive little notice in archaeological studies on Asia Minor generally.3 This chapter reenvisions three sites within Ephesos—the harbor, the marketplace, and the Terrace Houses—as spaces where enslaved persons were ...

Author: Katherine Ann Shaner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190275068


Page: 241

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Slaves were ubiquitous in the first- and second-century CE Roman Empire, and early Christian texts reflect this fact. This book argues that enslaved persons engaged in leadership roles in civic and religious activities. Such roles created tension within religious groups, including second-century communities connected with Paul's legacy. -

American Houses Literary Spaces of Resistance and DesireAmerican Houses Literary Spaces of Resistance and Desire

The supernatural elements that abound in the novel purportedly embody the traumatic experience of slavery for African Americans and its appalling after- effects, which continue to impact the lives of ex-slaves in the post-abolitionist ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004521117


Page: 298

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This volume analyses the representation of domestic spaces in landmark texts of American literature, focusing on the relationship between houses and subjectivities, and illustrates the necessity and benefits of integrating materiality and housing research into the field of literary studies.

Sacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente CubaSacred Spaces and Religious Traditions in Oriente Cuba

They were vibrant, though poor and rough, settlements of collective housing and living for African and remaining Amerindian descendants who escaped enslavement. Within the communities, inhabitants cared for each other through the life ...

Author: Jualynne E. Dodson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826343536


Page: 210

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Dodson examines the history of traditional religious practices in the Oriente region of contemporary Cuba.

Writing the History of SlaveryWriting the History of Slavery

On an island like Barbados, where sustained or permanent flight was nearly impossible, 'rival geographies'—spaces created by the enslaved in defiance of the restrictions of plantation life—were threatened by surveillance, ...

Author: David Stefan Doddington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474285605


Page: 480

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Exploring the major historiographical, theoretical, and methodological approaches that have shaped studies on slavery, this addition to the Writing History series highlights the varied ways that historians have approached the fluid and complex systems of human bondage, domination, and exploitation that have developed in societies across the world. The first part examines more recent attempts to place slavery in a global context, touching on contexts such as religion, empire, and capitalism. In its second part, the book looks closely at the key themes and methods that emerge as historians reckon with the dynamics of historical slavery. These range from politics, economics and quantitative analyses, to race and gender, to pyschohistory, history from below, and many more. Throughout, examples of slavery and its impact are considered across time and place: in Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, colonial Asia, Africa, and the Americas, and trades throughout the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Also taken into account are thinkers from Antiquity to the 20th century and the impact their ideas have had on the subject and the debates that follow. This book is essential reading for students and scholars at all levels who are interested in not only the history of slavery but in how that history has come to be written and how its debates have been framed across civilizations.

Slavery and the Culture of TasteSlavery and the Culture of Taste

Consider, for example, the question of physical space. In Discipline and Punish, Michel Foucault has noted that in its ambition to produce docile bodies, “discipline proceeds from the distribution of individuals in space.

Author: Simon Gikandi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400840113


Page: 392

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It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste--the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics--existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the spheres of social life. But to the contrary, Slavery and the Culture of Taste demonstrates that these two areas of modernity were surprisingly entwined. Ranging across Britain, the antebellum South, and the West Indies, and examining vast archives, including portraits, period paintings, personal narratives, and diaries, Simon Gikandi illustrates how the violence and ugliness of enslavement actually shaped theories of taste, notions of beauty, and practices of high culture, and how slavery's impurity informed and haunted the rarified customs of the time. Gikandi focuses on the ways that the enslavement of Africans and the profits derived from this exploitation enabled the moment of taste in European--mainly British--life, leading to a transformation of bourgeois ideas regarding freedom and selfhood. He explores how these connections played out in the immense fortunes made in the West Indies sugar colonies, supporting the lavish lives of English barons and altering the ideals that defined middle-class subjects. Discussing how the ownership of slaves turned the American planter class into a new aristocracy, Gikandi engages with the slaves' own response to the strange interplay of modern notions of freedom and the realities of bondage, and he emphasizes the aesthetic and cultural processes developed by slaves to create spaces of freedom outside the regimen of enforced labor and truncated leisure. Through a close look at the eighteenth century's many remarkable documents and artworks, Slavery and the Culture of Taste sets forth the tensions and contradictions entangling a brutal practice and the distinctions of civility.

Dispossessed LivesDispossessed Lives

Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive Marisa J. Fuentes ... Thus, the condition of slavery permeated all spaces; and where slavery existed, “there is no place that is wholly liberatory” not even the archive, itself layered with ...

Author: Marisa J. Fuentes

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812293005


Page: 232

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In the eighteenth century, Bridgetown, Barbados, was heavily populated by both enslaved and free women. Marisa J. Fuentes creates a portrait of urban Caribbean slavery in this colonial town from the perspective of these women whose stories appear only briefly in historical records. 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 within 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.

A Companion to American Women s HistoryA Companion to American Women s History

The modicum of increased autonomy, mobility, and release from the violence and violation of slavery that such ... Physical and emotional spaces did exist where enslaved women could momentarily escape the violence and drudgery of ...

Author: Nancy A. Hewitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119522652


Page: 432

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The most important collection of essays on American Women’s History This collection incorporates the most influential and groundbreaking scholarship in the area of American women’s history, featuring twenty-three original essays on critical themes and topics. It assesses the past thirty years of scholarship, capturing the ways that women's historians confront issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality. This second edition updates essays related to Indigenous women, slavery, the American Revolution, Civil War, the West, activism, labor, popular culture, civil rights, and feminism. And it offers new analyses of laws, capitalism, free Blacks, transgender, welfare, reproductive politics, migrants and refugees, and oral history. Spanning from the 15th through the 21st centuries, chapters show how historians of women, gender, and sexuality have challenged established chronologies and advanced new understandings of America’s political, economic, intellectual and social history. This edition also features a new essay on the history of women’s suffrage to coincide with the 100th anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, as well as a new article that carries issues of women, gender and sexuality into the 21st century. Includes twenty-three original essays by leading scholars in American women's, gender and sexuality history Highlights the most recent scholarship on the key debates and future directions of this popular and contemporary field Substantially updates the first edition with new authors and topics that represent the expanding fields of women, gender, and sexuality Engages issues of race, ethnicity, region, and class as they shape and are shaped by women’s and gender history Covers the breadth of American Women's history, including Native women, colonial law and religion, slavery and freedom, women’s activism, work and welfare, culture and capitalism, the state, feminism, digital and oral history, and more A Companion to American Women’s History, Second Edition is an ideal book for advanced undergraduates and graduate students studying American/U.S. women’s history, history of gender and sexuality, and African American women’s history. It will also appeal to scholars of these areas at all levels, as