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The Resource Slave stories : law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies, Gunvor Simonsen

Slave stories : law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies, Gunvor Simonsen

Label
Slave stories : law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies
Title
Slave stories
Title remainder
law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies
Statement of responsibility
Gunvor Simonsen
Title variation
Law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the Danish West Indies, hundreds of enslaved men and women and a handful of Danish judges engaged in a broken, often distorted dialogue in court. Their dialogue was shaped by a shared concern with the ways slavery clashed with sexual norms and family life. Some enslaved men and women crafted respectable Christian self-portraits, which in time allowed victims of sexual abuse and rape to publicly narrate their experiences. Other slaves stressed African-Atlantic traditions when explaining their domestic conflicts. Yet these gripping stories did not influence the legal system. While the judges cunningly embraced slave testimony, they also reached guilty verdicts in most trials and punished with extreme brutality. Slaves spoke, but mostly to no avail.00In 'Slave Stories', Gunvor Simonsen reconstructs the narratives crafted by slaves and traces the distortions instituted by Danish West Indian legal practice. In doing so, she draws us closer to the men and women who lived in bondage in the Danish West Indies (present-day US Virgin Islands) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Simonsen, Gunvor
Dewey number
  • 306.3/6209729
  • 900
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • charts
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1240.D4
LC item number
S56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Denmark
  • Slavery
  • United States Virgin Islands
Label
Slave stories : law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies, Gunvor Simonsen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1016771398
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9788771249170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map, charts
Label
Slave stories : law, representation, and gender in the Danish West Indies, Gunvor Simonsen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1016771398
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9788771249170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, map, charts

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