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Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South (Gender and American Culture)
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Manufacturer: The University of North Carolina Press
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 306.3620820973
EAN: 9780807855348
ISBN: 0807855340
Label: The University of North Carolina Press
Manufacturer: The University of North Carolina Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 240
Publication Date: 2004-09-13
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2004-09-01
Studio: The University of North Carolina Press

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Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social relations, gender, and power in the Old South, Stephanie Camp examines the everyday containment and movement of enslaved men and, especially, enslaved women. In her investigation of the movement of bodies, objects, and information, Camp extends our recognition of slave resistance into new arenas and reveals an important and hidden culture of opposition.

Camp discusses the multiple dimensions to acts of resistance that might otherwise appear to be little more than fits of temper. She brings new depth to our understanding of the lives of enslaved women, whose bodies and homes were inevitably political arenas. Through Camp's insight, truancy becomes an act of pursuing personal privacy. Illegal parties ("frolics") become an expression of bodily freedom. And bondwomen who acquired printed abolitionist materials and posted them on the walls of their slave cabins (even if they could not read them) become the subtle agitators who inspire more overt acts.

The culture of opposition created by enslaved women's acts of everyday resistance helped foment and sustain the more visible resistance of men in their individual acts of running away and in the collective action of slave revolts. Ultimately, Camp argues, the Civil War years saw revolutionary change that had been in the making for decades.


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Summary: Not my first choice
Comment: While the book is interesting, it has some real editing problems with free standing quotes that leave the book as an exercise in patience. I don't disagree that the book does some great things in terms of how we understand space and geography in terms of slavery but my contention is that Camp utilizes rules for quotations that at best are terribly confusing. She also tends, at times, to oversimplify or assume more than her documentation allows her to.

For a good book on female slaves, go with Deborah Gray White's Ar'n't I a Woman?


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