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residing with the twin burdens of racism and sexism, slave ladies within the plantation South assumed roles in the kinfolk and neighborhood that contrasted sharply with conventional girl roles within the greater American society. This new version of Ar'n't I a Woman? reports and updates the scholarship on slave girls and the slave kin, exploring new methods of realizing the intersection of race and gender and evaluating the myths that stereotyped woman slaves with the realities in their lives. in particular, this groundbreaking learn indicates us how black girls skilled freedom within the Reconstruction South ― their heroic fight to realize their rights, carry their households jointly, face up to monetary and sexual oppression, and preserve their feel of womanhood opposed to all odds.

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