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By Nancy A. Hewitt

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

• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's heritage, together with the colonial family members, marriage, overall healthiness, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, shopper tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the simplest scholarship on each very important period and subject.
• contains extended bibliography of titles to steer additional examine.

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Carney, Judith (1996) “Rice Milling, Gender, and Slave Labour in Colonial South Carolina,” Past and Present 153, pp. 108-34. Curtin, Phillip (1969) B e Atlantic Slave Trade:A Census. Madison and London: University of Wisconsin Press. Dunn, Richard S. (1993) “Sugar Production and Slave Women in Jamaica,” in Ira Berlin and Philip D. ), Cultivation and Culture:Labor and the Shapin, of Slave Lqe in the Americas. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, pp. 49-72. SLAVERYAND THE SLAVE TRADE 33 Eltis, David (2000) The Rise of Afrzcan Slavery in the Americas.

In the seventeenth century, ships leaving the Upper Guinea Coast or West Central Africa carried 20 to 25 percent more men than those leaving the Bight of Biafra. Although as time passed the disparity between the regions diminished somewhat, in the eighteenth century both the Bight of Biafra and the Bight of Benin continued to supply the highest ratios of women to men, while the Gold Coast, West Central Africa, and the Upper Guinea coast supplied the lowest. As they oversaw the workings of the slave trade, officials of the Royal African Company in London consistently sent slave ship captains to the West African coast under orders to “view well the Negroes that they may be sound and merchantable[,] between the ages of 15 & 40[,]and that the major part be male” (Royal African Company Instructions, 1678).

To seek the real women behind the images imposed on them is to explore the relationship between colonial rhetoric and the experience of colonization; it combines textual analysis with social and cultural history. Karen Robertson, for example, argues that in the gaps and silences of John Smith’s accounts of Pocahontas we can see the Indian woman’s counterpoint to his version of her, an alternative mindset not accommodated by Smith’s narrative. Attempts like Robertson’s are necessarily cautious and often inconclusive, leaving the reader wishing for more, but not to undertake the venture means THE IMPERIAL GAZE 17 forfeiting a rare opportunity to go beyond image and convention.

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