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The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

August 31, 2013

ART: Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum South: A Socio-Historical Analysis

Author: Jacqueline M. Allain
Title: Sexual Relations Between Elite White Women and Enslaved Men in the Antebellum Sout
Subtitle: A Socio-Historical Analysis
Journal: Student Pulse: Online Academic Student Journal
Volume: 5
Issue: 8
Year: 2013
Pages: -
ISSN: 2153-5760
Language: English
Full Text: Student Pulse [Free Access]

Abstract: »There is ample evidence of sexual relations, from rapes to what appear to be relatively symbiotic romantic partnerships, between white slave masters and black women in the Antebellum South. Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men, yet they too occurred. Using an intersectional socio-historical analysis, this paper explores the factors that contributed or may have contributed to the incidence of sexual encounters between elite white women and slave men, the power dynamics embedded in them, and their implications in terms of sexual consent. The paper demonstrates how upper-class white women who engaged in these relationships used sex as an instrument of power, simultaneously perpetuating both white supremacy and patriarchy.« [Source: Student Pulse]

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