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Caetana Says Noby Sandra Lauderdale Graham
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These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family; show how each in her own way sought to exercise control over her life. The slave woman struggled to avoid an unwanted husband and the woman of privilege assumed a patriarch's role to endow a family of her former slaves with the means for a free life. Sandra Lauderdale Graham casts new light on larger meanings of slave and free, female and male, through these compact histories.
Book News Annotation:
In the first story, a young woman newly emancipated refuses to marry at her former owner's instruction. In the second, a wealthy matriarch tries to endow a family of her ex-slaves with resources for a free life. Lauderdale draws from legal and other documents to tell as much of the stories as can be known.
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Two nineteenth-century Brazilian women struggle to lead a free life against the men in their lives.
Two nineteenth-century Brazilian women struggle to lead a life on their own terms.
Table of Contents
Part I. The First Story: Caetana Says No: Patriarchy Confounded; Part II. The Second Story: Inacia Wills Her Way: Patriarchy Confirmed.
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