By Nancy A. Hewitt

This selection of twenty-four unique essays through prime students in American women's historical past highlights the newest very important scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this well known and modern field.

• Covers the breadth of yank Women's background, together with the colonial relatives, marriage, wellbeing and fitness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, customer tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• contains extended bibliography of titles to steer extra examine.

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Once pregnant she would be “brought to the seashore in order to be washed,” after being ritually dirtied by “a great number of boys and girls” on her way to the water (Bosman 1967: 208). As they had since their first trips to West Africa, Europeans believed childbirth came easily to African women. “In the second or third day [after childbirth] they already go among people and do their housework and business,” exclaimed Muller. His awe at the speed of women’s recovery on the Gold Coast is perhaps contextualized by the length of time that elite European women spent recuperating from childbirth - the German word for childbed in fact meant “six-week bed” (Muller 1983: 217, n335).

Women would carry many different such childhood memories. For many, their girlhood would have been marked by circumcision. Among other things, the rite of circumcision initiated female children into a sisterhood, creating a bond of shared secrets and pain. In modern accounts the rite is deeply laden with traditional imagery that imparts a longstanding connection between girls, their mothers, grandmothers, 28 JENNIFER L. MORGAN and ancestors. Once these women found themselves in American slave societies, slaveowners wrenched this most essential site of commonality between mothers and daughters from them.

Gomez, Michael A. (1998) &changing Our Country Marks: 7he Transformation of Afican Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. Handler, Jerome S. and Corruccinni, Robert S. , 43, pp. 111-17. Klein, Herbert S. , 35, pp. 357-74. ), Women and Slavery in Afrzca. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 67-88. Law, Robin (1991) The Slave Coast of WestAfrzca, 1550-1 750: The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on an Afrzcan Society. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

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