The Lives of<br />Enslaved Women<br />
The question:<br />How much autonomy did slave women have?<br />
Primary Documents<br />Cornelia, Rose William, Fannie Moore, slave letters<br />
Christie Farnhan Essay<br />Don’t use the conjugal family modelto analyze slave families<br />
Christie Farnhan Essay<br />An African consanguinealmodel influenced black families on <br />American plantations<br />
Christie Farnhan Essay<br />Many slave women were self-reliant and chose to lead their own households or to lead the famil...
Thelma Jennings essay<br />Sometimes it was profitable to treat women as genderless.<br />
Thelma Jennings essay<br />Sometimes it wasn’t.<br />
Thelma Jennings essay<br />The ways a woman slave could interact with her family and children were controlled by the patri...
Summary<br />The first essay is academic synthesis; the second is primary level synthesis.“Two waves” of interpretation – ...
Our conclusion<br />Enslaved women may have exercised some control of their lives through marriage and family choices, but...
Other sources/context<br />
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  1. 1. The Lives of<br />Enslaved Women<br />
  2. 2. The question:<br />How much autonomy did slave women have?<br />
  3. 3. Primary Documents<br />Cornelia, Rose William, Fannie Moore, slave letters<br />
  4. 4. Christie Farnhan Essay<br />Don’t use the conjugal family modelto analyze slave families<br />
  5. 5. Christie Farnhan Essay<br />An African consanguinealmodel influenced black families on <br />American plantations<br />
  6. 6. Christie Farnhan Essay<br />Many slave women were self-reliant and chose to lead their own households or to lead the family in double-headed households<br />
  7. 7. Thelma Jennings essay<br />Sometimes it was profitable to treat women as genderless.<br />
  8. 8. Thelma Jennings essay<br />Sometimes it wasn’t.<br />
  9. 9. Thelma Jennings essay<br />The ways a woman slave could interact with her family and children were controlled by the patriarch, but women fought back where they could.<br />
  10. 10. Summary<br />The first essay is academic synthesis; the second is primary level synthesis.“Two waves” of interpretation – 1950’s lack of control, 1970’s familial, cultural, and religious life<br />
  11. 11. Our conclusion<br />Enslaved women may have exercised some control of their lives through marriage and family choices, but slave owners and cultural practices left little room for women to exercise autonomy over family life.<br />
  12. 12. Other sources/context<br />

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