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WGST 50: Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies (Montgomery): The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

Interview with Colson Whitehad

From Fresh Air (NPR)

The author at the 2007  Brooklyn Book Festival.
(David Shankbone; Wikimedia Commons)


Critical Reviews of the Novel

To find more reviews/articles about the novel, use the following database.  Just do a seaerch on:

The Underground Railroad and Colson Whitehead

Doing Research on Slavery and Women

To find research articles on the topic of women and slavery in America, use the following databases:

Feminist Studies on Slavery

Slavery, Sexuality, and Religion (The Feminist Sexual Ethics Project, Brandeis University) (web site)

Darlene Clark Hine. “Female Slave Resistance: The Economics of Sex.” In Black Women in American History. Vol 2. Ed. Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn: Carlson, 1990, 657–666. First published in The Western Journal of Black Studies 3 (1979) 123–127. (book chapter)

Herbert G. Gutman “Marital and Sexual Norms Among Slave Women.” In Black Women in American History. Vol 2. Ed. Darlene Clark Hine. Brooklyn: Carlson, 1990, 545–557. (book chapter)

More than Chattel:  Black Women and Slavery in the Americas (e-book)

Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World (book)

Demonic Grounds:  Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (e-book)

Enslaved Women and the Art of Resistance in Antebellum America (book)

Ar'N't I A Woman? :  Female Slaves in the Plantation South  (book)

Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner (e-book)

Women and Slavery in America:  A Documentary History

Searching on the Web

A Google search using the keywords Slavery and Objectification brought back this article?

Is this a scholarly article?  Why?  Or why not?

Commodification of the Black Body, Sexual Objectification and Social Hierarchies during Slavery