Women in the Slave Narratives
selected narratives
the narratives


Abbott, Shirley,Womenfolks: Growing up Down South; Houghton-Mifflin; 1983

Alexander, Adele Logan, Ambiguous Lives

Andrews, William L. and Henry Coles Gates Jr. (Ed) Six Women's Slave narratives (Schomberg Library of Nineteenth Century Black Women writers)

Beckles, Hilary. National Rebels: A Social History of Enslaved Black Women in Barbados 1627-1838New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1989.

Blassingame, John, The Slave Community

Bleser, Carol, In Joy and Sorrow: Women, Family and Marriage in the Victorian South; Oxford, 1991

Bogin, Ruth and Bert Lowenburg. Black Women in Nineteenth Century American Life. Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. 1976

Bothen, B.A. Lay my burden down. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1945.

Bragg, Gail, A Historiography of American Slave Women, New York: CompuBibs, 1984.

Brownmiller, Susan. Against our will. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1975.

Burwell, Letitia M. A girl's life in Virginia before the Civil War. New York. 1985

Bush, Barbara. Slave Women in Carribean Society, 1650-1832 Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1990.

Bynum, Victoria, Unruly Women

Cade, Toni, ed. The Black Woman. New York: Signet. 1970.

Carby, Hazel V. "Hear My Voice, Ye Careless Daughters : Narratives of Slave and Free Women before Emancipation" in Andrews, African American Autobiography , 59-76

Cashin, Joan, A family Venture

Child, Lydia Maria. Brief History of the Condition of Women. New York: C.S. Francis & Co. 1854.

Clark, Darlene (ed), and David Barry Glasper (ed), More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas.

Clinton, Catherine, The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South

, Catherine and Silber, Nina, eds. Divided Houses: Gender in the Civil War

Cott, Nancy. Bonds of Womanhood. New Haven: Yale University Press. 1977.

Davis, Angela " Reflections on the Black woman's role in the community of slaves" in The Black Scholar, Vol. 3, Number 4, December 1971.

Doughtery, Molly. Becoming a woman in rural black culture. New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston. 1978.

Feldstein, Stanley, Once a Slave: The Slave's View of Slavery. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1971

Finkelman, Paul, ed. "Women and the Family in a Slave Society." Articles on American Slavery; vol. 9. New York: Garland Pub., 1989

Fleischner, Jennifer, Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family and Identity in Women's Slave Narratives

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth. Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1988

Gaspar, David Barry and Darlene Clark Hine, eds. More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996

Genovese, Eugene. Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves made

Gilman, Caroline. Recollection of a Southern Mistress. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1838.

Gomez, Michael Angelo. Exchanging our Country Marks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South

, Mattie. Autobiography of a female slave.
New York: Redfield. 1857.

Gundersen, Joan Rezner " The Double Bonds of Race and Sex: Black and White Women in a Colonial Virginia Parish" , Journal of Southern History 52 (1986): 351-72

Gutman, H. The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom 1750-1925

Harley, Sharon and Rosalyn Terburg-Penn. The Afro-American woman. New York: Kennikat Press. 1978.

Haviland, Laura. A woman's life. Grand Rapids: Michigan. 1882

Hewitt, Nancy A. and Lebsock, Suzanne, eds. Visible Women

Hooks, Bell. Ain't I a woman? : Black women and feminism. (Chapters 1-2). Boston: South End Press. 1981.

Jacobs, Harriet. Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Johnson, Michael P. " Smothered Slave Infants: Were Slave mothers at fault? " The Journal of Southern History November, 1981. p493-520.

Jones, Jacqueline. Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow: Black Women, Work, and the Family from Slavery to the Present. New York: Basic, 1985

Jones, Jacqueline. "My Mother was Much a Woman": Black Women, Work and the Family under Slavery. Working paper; no. 45. Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, 1980

Lebsock, Suzanne. Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860. New York, Norton, 1984

Lerner, Gerda, ed. Black Women in White America. New York: Vantage Press, 1973.

Leslie Kent Anderson. Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege; 1995

McLaurin, Melton A.Celia, A Slave. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991.

McMillen, Sally.Southern Women: White and Black in the Old South. Arlington Heights: Harlan Davidson, 1991.

Morgan, Philip D. Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth Century Chesapeake and Low Country

Morton, Cynthia Neverdon.Afro-American Women of the South and the Advancement of the Race, 1895-1925. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1989.

Morton, Patricia. Discovering the Women in Slavery: Emancipating Perspectives on the American Past. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1996

Morrissey, Marietta.Slave Women in the New World: Gender Stratification in the Carribean. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1989.

Prince, Mary. The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave. London: F. Westley and A. H. Davis, 1831.

Shammas, Carole, "Black women's work and the evolution of Plantation society in Virginia" Labor History 26 (1985): 5-28

Shell, Robert. Tender Ties: Women and the Slave Household 1652-1834. London: University of London Press, 1992.

Sidbury, James. Ploughshares into Swords: Race, Rebellion, and Identity in Gabriel's Virginia 1730-1810

Sobel, Mechal. The World they made together: Black and White Values in Eighteenth Century Virginia. Princeton: New Jersey. 1987

South, Page. Daughters of the Promised Land. Boston: Little, Brown and Co. , 1970.

Spruill, Julia. Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies. New York: W.W Norton. 1972.

Staples, Robert. The Black Woman in America. Chicago: Nelson Hill, 1973.

Steady, Filomina Chioma,ed.The Black woman cross-culturally.Cambridge: Schenkman. 1981.

Sterling, Dorothy. We are your sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century New York: W.W. Norton, 1984.

Taylor, Susie King.A Black Woman's Civil War Memoirs: Reminiscences of My Life in Camp, 2nd ed. Princeton: Markus Wiener,1985.

White, Deborah G. (Deborah Gray). Ain't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Antebellum South. Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, 1979

White, Deborah G. Ar'n't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South. New York: Norton, 1985

Young, Mary. "All my trials my Lord" : Selections from Women's Slave Narratives (The African American Experience)

Ziev, Kimberly Anne. "Chained Witnesses": The Response of Southern Plantation Women to Emancipation. Thesis (A.B., Honors in Social Studies)--Harvard University, 1993

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