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The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Vincent Woodard

Justin A. Joyce and Dwight McBride (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Scholars of U.S. and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. This book takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption ... More


“More Poetical Than True”: Florida, 1842–1850

Canter Brown and Larry Eugene Rivers

in Mary Edwards Bryan: Her Early Life and Works

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061146
eISBN:
9780813051420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061146.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter details early childhood influences on Mary Edwards Bryan in Florida's Jefferson and Gadsden Counties. It examines the collapse of her family's plantation life, her schooling, her ... More


Reimagined Communities: Disability and the Making of Slave Families, Communities, and Culture

Jenifer L. Barclay

in The Mark of Slavery: Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780252043727
eISBN:
9780252052613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043727.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the social relations of disability had a profound and long overlooked effect on slave families, communities, and culture. Dismissed and deemed worthless by slaveholders, ... More


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