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Caetana Says No: Womens Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society Sandra Lauderdale Graham

Caetana Says No: Womens Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society

Sandra Lauderdale Graham

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ISBN : 9780521815321
Hardcover
208 pages
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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 womanMoreThese 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 patriarchs 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.