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By Nancy A. Hewitt

This number of twenty-four unique essays by way of prime students in American women's background highlights the newest vital scholarship at the key debates and destiny instructions of this renowned and modern field.

• Covers the breadth of yankee Women's heritage, together with the colonial family members, marriage, future health, sexuality, schooling, immigration, paintings, buyer tradition, and feminism.
• Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each vital period and subject.
• comprises extended bibliography of titles to steer additional examine.

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From the sixteenth century, the invading Mane pressed toward the coast creating a cycle of capture and sale to European traders that endured for centuries. As prisoners of war, men - exported at a rate three times that of women - were particularly vulnerable to European slavers. But, as we know from the examples of Cayoba and Moota, women were not invulnerable. In all regions of West Africa, internal factors could alter sex ratios from year to year. These large demographic patterns should not be seen as static.

More Than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 97-110. Ong, Walter (1982) Orality and Literacy. New York Methuen. Richardson, David (1989) “Slave Exports from West and West-Central Africa, 1700-1810: New Estimates of Volume and Distribution,” Journal of Afrzcan History 30, pp. 1-22. ), Women and Slavery in Afrzca. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, pp. 3-28. Rodney, Walter (1970) A History of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800. London: Oxford University Press.

On April 22 Hingston noticed that “the winds [were] nott blowinge so fresh” and dowed the 294 women and men out into the open air (Hingston Journal, April 1678). As they emerged from the hold of the ship, a common language might have assisted the men and women in the Arthur as they mourned their capture and worried about their future. Although they came in s m d groups from “Bandy,” “Donus,” and Cdabar, d the points Hingston identified were Ibo-speaking trading centers clustered at the basin of the Niger Delta.

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