They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

byStephanie E. Jones-rogers

Hardcover | February 19, 2019

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South by Stephanie E. Jones-rogers
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A bold and searing investigation into the role of white women in the American slave economy
 
Bridging women’s history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South’s slave market. Because women typically inherited more slaves than land, enslaved people were often their primary source of wealth. Not only did white women often refuse to cede ownership of their slaves to their husbands, they employed management techniques that were as effective and brutal as those used by slave-owning men. White women actively participated in the slave market, profited from it, and used it for economic and social empowerment. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America.
Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers is associate professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the winner of the 2013 Lerner-Scott Prize for best doctoral dissertation in U.S. women’s history.
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Title:They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American SouthFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inPublished:February 19, 2019Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300218664

ISBN - 13:9780300218664

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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