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
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series:SUNY series in Afro-American studies.
Table of Contents:
  • The breeding ground: the degendering of female slaves
  • The cult of true womanhood and its revisions
  • Reclaiming true womanhood
  • Tragic Mulattas: inventing Black womanhood
  • The haunting effects of slavery.