Women slaves during the time of slavery on the island of Saint-Domingue were treated vastly different when compared to men: the women of the time were abused, beaten, and mistreated just as much as men, if not more. They were valued for not only their ability to reproduce, but also for their abilities to perform other household tasks that were considered unfit for men to perform, such as aiding in childbirth. So while women were valued more in some ways, they were more mistreated, and oftentimes were forced into plantation field work, where many women were never forced to go.
The fundamental purpose of this book is to introduce a literary tradition that sprang directly from the Haitian Revolution, by Haitians. Despite the wealth of materials representing early Haitian voices, scholars have proven reticent in treating them as literary sources, or even as reliable political sources. Early texts by blacks devoted to state-building in a racialized world, which was the fundamental motivation for the public texts of Toussaint Louverture and Jean-Jacques Dessalines, or to poetic representation of the social and sexual interrelations that marked the complex interracial space of colonial culture, which is the major preoccupation of popular Creole poetry, have proven more challenging to recognize and categorize appropriately.
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If you are not yet initiated you will be seated in a hard-backed chair in a place of honor, facing the ritual space where you can view the drummers on one side, and the chorus of worshippers singing and dancing on the other. And what a change from the decorum of last evening. Grasping walking sticks—some with penises carved at the top—they will begin the gouyad, a grinding, whining dance of the Banda, a stylized parody of sexual intercourse. Judging by the songs some of these women-turned-men are singing, you will guess they have become homosexual men.
Durham: Duke University Press, When literary scholars venture into territory that has largely been the province of historians, they tend to adopt a posture of defensiveness. Broadening the scope of the literary, Garraway studies representations of the colonial Caribbean from the s to the s in French missionary relations, ethnographies, travel accounts, novels, dictionaries, and adventure narratives.
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In the last three decades, gender has become an indispensable category of analysis in the study of slavery in the Americas, illuminating both the day-to-day lives of enslaved and enslaving peoples and ideas about race and slavery. While studying gender means much more than studying women, the literature on enslaved women is especially influential, in part because of gender analysis's origins in women's history and in part because of women's central importance in slavery: women and ideas about them shaped slavery from beginning to end. This article discusses the origins of slavery, the gendered division of slave labour, reproduction in slavery, sexuality, enslaved families, black femininity and masculinity, mastery and white gender identities, and politics.
Encounters around the Atlantic world often involved sex, a fact that fascinated and troubled people at the time as much as it does modern readers. Sexual relationships could serve as tools of social and imperial control, while restrictions on such relationships gave a name to new kinds of racial and gender identities. Historians have explored the frequent conflicts that emerged from these interactions—conflicts between popular beliefs and practices on the one hand and official religious and political discourses on sexuality on the other.
Her published work concerns various aspects of political culture during the revolutionary period, including political pornography, female authorship, and shifting conceptions of gender and race in France and Saint-Domingue. She currently is working on a book manuscript entitled "Sex, Savagery, and Slavery in the French and Haitian Revolutions. Jenrose Fitzgerald received master's degrees in women's studies in and in comparative studies in from The Ohio State University.