Women in chains : the legacy of slavery in Black women's fiction / Venetria K. Patton.

"Using writers such as Harriet Wilson, Frances E.W. Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Toni Morrison, Sherley Anne Williams, and Gayl Jones, the author highlights recurring themes and the various responses of black women writers to the issues of race and gender. Time and again these writers link slavery...

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Main Author: Patton, Venetria K., 1968-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series:SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
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Summary:"Using writers such as Harriet Wilson, Frances E.W. Harper, Pauline Hopkins, Toni Morrison, Sherley Anne Williams, and Gayl Jones, the author highlights recurring themes and the various responses of black women writers to the issues of race and gender. Time and again these writers link slavery with motherhood - their depictions of black womanhood are tied to the effects of slavery and represented through the black mother. Patton shows that both the image others have of black women as well as black women's own self image is framed and influenced by the history of slavery. This history would have us believe that female slaves were mere breeders and not mothers.
However, Patton uses the mother figure as a tool to create an intriguing interdisciplinary literary analysis."--Jacket.
Physical Description:xviii, 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-186) and index.
ISBN:0791443434
9780791443439
0791443442
9780791443446