Female Slaves In The Plantation South By Deborah Gray White

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This book “Aren’t I a Woman? Female Slaves in the Plantation South” by Deborah Gray White was a great book. Deborah Gray White talks about the struggles the African black slaves had to suffer. The great thing about this book is not only the excellency of Deborah Gray White report and vivid imagery as she for tell the struggle that these black women slaves had to face, but I firmly believe that she can do these women justice because she herself is a black women who will not be biases toward the subject and reporting on all cylinders. This is a great book that take an aggressive stance in the defense of black women slaves. Deborah Gray White make valid points as to why these women should be though to that way. She talks about how they continually …show more content…
The women dealt with factors such as racism and sexism on a daily basis and saw no remorse from these men committing these acts of violence on them. She exclaims that women were given a false role, and they widely misrepresented in their life. These black women were trying so to keep the family afloat and together, and they were seen as arrogant. They were even said to be unhealthy towards black men due to their demand and order they would bark out towards their spouses. She exclaims that many sociologist and philosophies that report on black women slaves during the time make her furious. They don’t report correctly in her eyes and they give these women a bad rap. These Deborah Gray White believe gave these women a negative view because they felt emasculated. These women were the glue that family need to stick together and without them these families would be nothing. The men …show more content…
She describes the ordeals and how negative it served in the black women ordeal. These women would a lot of the time best put to work as comfort girls. They work as house slave that would have sex with the slave master or their slave masters guests. Deborah Gray White does a great job of showing the severity of this as well. She reminds the reader that this was not a mutual agreement between slave and slave master these women were raped against their will. She talk about these slave master would often have affairs with these slaves’ girls, and by affairs she means these plantation owner would force themselves upon these women. In reference from our last book we reviewed. Thomas Jefferson is thought to be a founding father of America, and he himself was slave owner and it was reported that he was raping these slave women. It even went to as far as having mixed slave children with these slave women. If the president of the United States could get away with this and normal civilian could easily as well. I would say that I would to have to agree with Deborah Gray White here. She does such a great job making the reader understand that these women were really the backbone to black society during this time period. They kept families in check, and in working order. She shows great evidence of these acts by gathering research on these first hand encounters. She has several primary sources from black slave women

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