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Download ebook African American Slavery and Disability : Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Download ebook African American Slavery and Disability : Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860

African American Slavery and Disability : Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860 by Dea Hadley Boster
African American Slavery and Disability : Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
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Author: Dea Hadley Boster
Number of Pages: 198 pages
Published Date: 22 May 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication Country: London, United Kingdom
Language: English
ISBN: 9781138920705
File Name: african.american.slavery.and.disability.bodies,.property.and.power.in.the.antebellum.south,.1800-1860.pdf
Download Link: african american slavery and disability bodies, property and power in the antebellum south, 1800-1860
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Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary record, analyzing how concepts of race, disability, and power converged in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century. Slaves with physical and mental impairments often faced unique limitations and conditions in their diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation as property. Slaves with disabilities proved a significant challenge to white authority figures, torn between the desire to categorize them as different or defective and the practical need to incorporate their "disorderly" bodies into daily life. Being physically "unfit" could sometimes allow slaves to escape the limitations of bondage and oppression, and establish a measure of self-control. Furthermore, ideas about and reactions to disability-appearing as social construction, legal definition, medical phenomenon, metaphor, or masquerade-highlighted deep struggles over bodies in bondage in antebellum America.

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