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By Sandra Lauderdale Graham

This 2002 ebook offers the real and dramatic debts of 2 nineteenth-century Brazilian girls - one younger and born a slave, the opposite outdated and from an illustrious planter family members - and the way every one sought to continue keep watch over in their lives: the slave girl suffering to prevent an undesirable husband; the girl of privilege assuming a patriarch's function to endow a relatives of her former slaves with the ability for a loose lifestyles. yet those women's tales can't be informed with out additionally recalling how their judgements drew them ever extra firmly into the orbits of the worldly and influential males who exercised energy of their lives. those are tales with a twist: during this society of extensively skewed strength, Lauderdale Graham finds that extra offerings existed for both sides than we first think. via those small histories she casts new mild on greater meanings of slave and unfastened, lady and male.

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