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Dr. Daina Berry’s co-edited Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas published by University of Georgia Press

Mon, October 8, 2018
Dr. Daina Berry’s co-edited Sexuality and Slavery: Reclaiming Intimate Histories in the Americas published by University of Georgia Press
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In Sexuality and Slavery, as described by University of Georgia Press, Drs. Daina Berry and Leslie M. Harris "place sexuality at the center of slavery studies in the Americas (the United States, the Caribbean, and South America). While scholars have marginalized or simply overlooked the importance of sexual practices in most mainstream studies of slavery, Berry and Harris argue here that sexual intimacy constituted a core terrain of struggle between slaveholders and the enslaved." This book has a long list of contributors who "explore sexuality as a tool of control, exploitation, and repression and as an expression of autonomy, resistance, and defiance." Purchase the book here.

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