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Slavery of Women in South Carolina

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, newspapers of the day, narratives, letters, diaries and speeches, some of which are directly related to South Carolina and its slaves. For example, one of their listings reads:

Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations from the Revolution through the Civil War: Includes selections of archival material from the collections of the University of South Carolina (series A, 26 microfilm reels); the South Carolina Historical Society (series B, 10 microfilm reels); the Library of Congress (series C, 5 microfilm reels); and the Maryland Historical Society (series D, 14 microfilm reels). Some of the information found in these plantation records include agricultural practices, accounting records, slave lists, work assignments, recommendations for slave management, rainfall statistics and much more.

Another excellent resource for finding primary sources is the book, "Chains of Love: Slave Couples in Antebellum South Carolina," by Emily West (2004: 1-200) about love relationships among slaves in South Carolina. This book investigates the intimate connections people formed as slaves and especially focuses on slave women and their interaction with not only black men but also white men during this period. It also provides several primary sources that are directly relevant to gender issues involving slave women. Among the many primary sources cited in the book are: the Works Progress Administration narratives, slave autobiographies, slave owner records, and church records.

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