Fugitive Femininity: Runaway Women and Performative Freedom in Antebellum North Carolina

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Victoria Starbuck (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Lisa Tolbert

Abstract: For runaway women, the rejection of the American slavery system required them to work within the gendered and racial structures that made such a system possible. Centered on runaway slave women in North Carolina from 1835 to 1860, this original research project delves into the constructs of race and gender that these individuals could navigate to avoid reenslavement. This research also identifies trends of women runaways’ features as described in runaway slave advertisements, since no social history study on runaway women within these temporal and geographic parameters exists.

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Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2018
Fugitive slaves, African American history, African American women, Slavery, Slaves, Relations with slaves, Slavery southern states, women slaves, women fugitive slaves, North Carolina history, North Carolina history 19th century, Slavery southern states 19th century, women slaves social conditions, fugitive slaves 19th century, women slaves North Carolina

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