They Were Her Property : White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

They Were Her Property : White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers.
Nonfiction - 306.362 Jon

Bridging women's history, the history of the South, and African American history, this book makes a bold argument about the role of white women in American slavery. Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers draws on a variety of sources to show that slave-owning women were sophisticated economic actors who directly engaged in and benefited from the South's slave market. By examining the economically entangled lives of enslaved people and slave-owning women, Jones-Rogers presents a narrative that forces us to rethink the economics and social conventions of slaveholding America