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Inspired by the searing story of Margaret Garner, the escaped slave who in 1856 slit her daughter's throat rather than have her forced back into slavery, the essays in this collection focus on historical and contemporary examples of slavery and women's resistance to oppression from the nineteenth century to the twenty-first. Each chapter uses Garner's example--the real-life narrative behind Toni Morrison's Beloved and the opera Margaret Garner--as a thematic foundation for an interdisciplinary conversation about gendered resistance in locations including Brazil, Yemen, India, and the United States.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. C-ii
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xx
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  1. Introduction: Re(dis)covering and Recreating the Cultural Milieu of Margaret Garner
  2. p. 22
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  1. PART I: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES ON GENDERED RESISTANCE
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1. A Mother's Arithmetic: Elizabeth Clark Gaines's Journey from Slavery to Freedom
  2. pp. 25-48
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  1. 2. Coerced but Not Subdued: The Gendered Resistance of Women Escaping Slavery
  2. pp. 49-76
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  1. 3. Secret Agents: Black Women Insurgents on Abolitionist Battlegrounds
  2. pp. 77-98
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  1. 5. Can Quadroon Balls Represent Acquiescence or Resistance?
  2. pp. 115-132
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  1. PART II: GLOBAL SLAVERY, HEALING, AND NEW VISIONS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
  2. pp. 133-134
  1. 6. "Freedom Just Might be Possible": Suraj Kali's Moment of Decision
  2. pp. 135-146
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  1. 7. Marginality and Allegories of Gendered Resistance: Experiences from Southern Yemen
  2. pp. 147-170
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  1. 8. Resurrecting Chica da Silva: Gender, Race, and Nation in Brazilian Popular Culture
  2. pp. 171-190
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  1. 9. The Psychological Aftereffects of Racialized Sexual Violence
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. 10. Art and Memory: Healing Body, Mind, Spirit: A conversation with Carolyn Mazloomi, Nailah Randall-Bellinger, Olivia Cousins, S. Pearl Sharp, and Catherine Roma
  2. pp. 206-222
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 223-228
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-236
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252095160
Related ISBN
9780252037900
MARC Record
OCLC
862809380
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-11-28
Language
English
Open Access
No
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