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Women Slaves in South Carolina: Primary Sources and Resources

Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1984.

Littlefield, Daniel. Rice and Slaves: Ethnicity and the Slave Trade in Colonial South Carolina. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1981.

Wood, Peter H. Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion. W. W. Norton and Company, New York, 1996.

Another book which is a resource which can be used to obtain several primary sources on women slaves in South Carolina is Weiner's (1998) book, "Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-1880." In a review of this book, Hornsby (2001: 1) reports that:

Weiner has amassed as part of her evidentiary base an impressive array of primary sources from which to frame her complex analysis. She expertly weaves women's diaries, journals, wills, memoirs, correspondence and WPA interviews with African Americans to disclose the ambivalent and often conflicted feelings slave and white women exhibited towards one another.

The review goes on to note that the book extensively discusses gender issues. Thus, it provides both a resource for primary sources and a gender-related analysis.

Claremont College Library (2010: 1) offers an extensive list of primary sources online that were specifically selected for a class about slave women in Antebellum America. The provided primary sources include: periodicals of the time, books, newsp


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