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#BHM ‘She hits massa with de hoe:’ The Weaponization of Plantation Labour Equipment by Enslaved Women in the Antebellum American South, by Erin Shearer
Three women and one man hoeing in field, (1899), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/91785649/] This photograph, titled Three women and one man hoeing in a field, depicts the agricultural labour of unidentified African Americans in the late nineteenth century. … Continue reading
Hidden Voices: Enslaved Women in the South Carolina Lowcountry
by Siân David, UROP student. I am a second-year History student who took part in the University of Reading Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) this summer. Over the last six weeks I have co-authored an online exhibition with Professor Emily … Continue reading
Daughters of the Dust and the History of Gullah communities
by Prof. Emily West On Tuesday 17th October the University kindly invited me to introduce Reading Film Theatre’s showing of the 1991 film, Daughters of the Dust, written and directed by Julie Dash. Her father grew up in the area … Continue reading
By Dr Emily West In 2013 I was looking for a new research project and found myself increasingly interested in exploring the lives of enslaved women beyond the geographical confines of the United States. Moreover, I also wanted to bring … Continue reading
Motherhood, Childlessness, and the Care of Children from Slavery to Emancipation
Call for Papers As part of an international research network funded by an AHRC network grant entitled ‘Mothering Slaves: Comparative Perspectives on Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies’ we invite proposals for 20 minute papers … Continue reading
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