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Autonomy in Abuse: Glimpses of Freedom in New Orleans.

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dc.contributor.author Holcomb, Lisa
dc.contributor.other Kuhl, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned 2006-06-30T17:19:52Z
dc.date.available 2006-06-30T17:19:52Z
dc.date.issued 2006-05
dc.identifier.citation Oshkosh Scholar, Volume 1, 2006 en
dc.identifier.uri http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1793/6683
dc.description.abstract This paper examines unusual opportunities for autonomy found by women of African descent in New Orleans, from the time the city was acquired by the United States until the Civil War. This city's unique history partially explains the availability of such options. The rest is revealed through an examination of individual women who actively claimed personal freedoms. The independence they grasped is illustrated in a variety of contexts: from slave women suing for manumission to prostitutes seeking monetary self-sufficiency. Every woman who sought independence also exposed herself to inherent risks. The hazards and benefits found within white society were greater than those found in the African American community. Whatever avenue the women chose to pursue, they tested and explored the limits of the society they inhabited in a search for forms of independence. en
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dc.publisher University of Wisconsin Oshkosh en
dc.subject African American women -- New Orleans (La.) en
dc.subject Women, Black -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century en
dc.title Autonomy in Abuse: Glimpses of Freedom in New Orleans. en
dc.type Article en

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