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9780807846230

Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, and Anxious Patriarchs

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  • ISBN13:

    9780807846230

  • ISBN10:

    0807846236

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-11-01
  • Publisher: Omohundro Inst of Early Amer

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Summary

Kathleen Brown examines the origins of racism and slavery in British North America from the perspective of gender. Both a basic social relationship and a model for other social hierarchies, gender helped determine the construction of racial categories and the institution of slavery in Virginia. But the rise of racial slavery also transformed gender relations, including ideals of masculinity. In response to the presence of Indians, the shortage of labor, and the insecurity of social rank, Virginia's colonial government tried to reinforce its authority by regulating the labor and sexuality of English servants and by making legal distinctions between English and African women. This practice, along with making slavery hereditary through the mother, contributed to the cultural shift whereby women of African descent assumed from lower-class English women both the burden of fieldwork and the stigma of moral corruption. Brown's analysis extends through Bacon's Rebellion in 1676, an important juncture in consolidating the colony's white male public culture, and into the eighteenth century. She demonstrates that, despite elite planters' dominance, wives, children, free people of color, and enslaved men and women continued to influence the meaning of race and class in colonial Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Illustrations and Tables
xiii
Abbreviations and Notes on the Text xv
Introduction 1(12)
PART I. GENDER FRONTIERS
Gender and English Identity on the Eve of Colonial Settlement
13(29)
The Anglo-Indian Gender Frontier
42(33)
``Good Wives'' and ``Nasty Wenches'': Gender and Social Order in a Colonial Settlement
75(32)
PART II. ENGENDERING RACIAL DIFFERENCE
Engendering Racial Difference, 1640-1670
107(30)
Vile Rogues and Honorable Men: Nathaniel Bacon and the Dilemma of Colonial Masculinity
137(50)
From ``Foul Crimes'' to ``Spurious Issue'': Sexual Regulation and the Social Construction of Race
187(25)
``Born of a Free Woman'': Gender and the Politics of Freedom
212(35)
PART III. CLASS AND POWER IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
Marriage, Class Formation, and the Performance of Male Gentility
247(36)
Tea Table Discourses and Slandeous Tongues: The Domestic Choreography of Female Identities
283(36)
Anxious Partiarchs
319(48)
Afterword 367(8)
Notes 375(98)
Index 473

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