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Beyond slavery : overcoming its religious and sexual legacies / edited by Bernadette J. Brooten ; with the editorial assistance of Jacqueline L. Hazelton
1st ed
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E443 .B45 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Women slaves -- United States -- History
Women -- Sexual behavior -- United States -- History
Slavery -- Religious aspects
Physical Description vi, 352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents pt. I. A prayer. Prayer for my daughter (poem) / Nancy Rawles -- pt. II. Overcoming slavery's legacies in the United States. The paradox of silence and display: sexual violation of enslaved women and contemporary contradictions in Black female sexuality / Dorothy Roberts -- From Mammy to welfare queen: images of Black women in public-policy formation / Emilie M. Townes -- From plantations to prisons: African American women prisoners in the United States / Ellen M. Barry -- pt. III. Overcoming slavery's legacies in religious law. The purchase of his money: slavery and the ethics of Jewish marriage / Gail Labovitz -- Slavery and sexual ethics in Islam / Kecia Ali -- pt. IV. Ancient origins of the problems. "She shall not go free as male slaves do": developing views about slavery and gender in the laws of the Hebrew Bible / David P. Wright -- Early Christianity, slavery, and women's bodies / Jennifer A. Glancy -- Gender, slavery, and technology: the shaping of the early Christian moral imagination / Sheila Briggs -- pt. V. Why sexual ethics needs history. "As if she were his wife": slavery and sexual ethics in late medieval Spain / Debra Blumenthal -- Love, sex, slavery, and Sally Hemings / Mia Bay -- Breaking the silence: sexual hypocrisies from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond / Catherine Clinton -- pt. VI. Should the Bible form the basis of public policy? The Bible, slavery, and the problem of authority / Sylvester A. Johnson -- The "purity of the white woman, not the purity of the Negro woman": the contemporary legacies of historical laws against interracial marriage / Fay Botham -- pt. VII. The stories we tell. Mammy's daughters; or, the DNA of a feminist sexual ethics / Frances Smith Foster -- pt. VIII. Restorative justice. Enslaved Black women: a theology of justice and reparations / Dwight N. Hopkins -- pt. IX. A mediation. A visit from the old mistress (oil on canvas by Winslow Homer) (poem) / Florence Ladd
Summary "In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality"--Provided by publisher
Series Black religion, womanist thought, social justice
Alternate Author Brooten, Bernadette J
Hazelton, Jacqueline L

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