Caetana Says No: Women's Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society (New Approaches to the Americas) (Hardcover)

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Caetana Says No: Women's Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society (New Approaches to the Americas) (Hardcover)

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These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family; show how each in her own way sought to exercise control over her life. The slave woman struggled to avoid an unwanted husband and the woman of privilege assumed a patriarch's role to endow a family of her former slaves with the means for a free life. Sandra Lauderdale Graham casts new light on larger meanings of slave and free, female and male, through these compact histories.
Product Details ISBN: 9780521815321
ISBN-10: 0521815320
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: May 9th, 2002
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: New Approaches to the Americas