Abstract

Abstract:

This article reads John Gabriel Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam through the literary and scientific cultures of natural history, demonstrating how Stedman's acts of sexual domination and exploitation in Suriname are veiled in the rhetoric of science. Tracing the complex ways enslaved African women were recast and erased by Stedman and his editors illuminates how naturalist print culture contributed to the long-standing history of violence against women in the colonial Americas.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-147X
Print ISSN
0012-8163
Pages
pp. 673-710
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-07
Open Access
No
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