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Synonyms for bondswoman

someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else


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a female bound to serve without wages

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a female slave

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Truth, Sojourner Narrative of Sojourner Truth A Bondswoman of Olden Time With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her "Book of Life_(1878/1991) Ed.
Gilbert and Frances Titus, Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of
At the end, Aster bounces up into the sky after her lover, Gudu, is killed by her father, who is then informed by Gudu's mother, a bondswoman, that Gudu was really his son: "With his fortune long gone, his friends and family members a distant memory, Duke Ashenafi was destined to spend his last days in utter solitude.
For example, the Mount Vernon group examined an online biography of Ona Judge Staines, a bondswoman who escaped from George and Martha Washington in June 1796 while the Washingtons were in residence in Philadelphia.
Furthermore, Remond's turn to the tragic mulatta and an attention to her whitened features allowed her to appeal to her female audience's sense of sisterhood, yet carefully stress that the violence suffered by the bondswoman is very different from the lived experience of English women.
Erminia's haircut takes place three cantos after Armida's offer to cut her own hair and become Rinaldo's "ancella" or bondswoman, and it occurs just one canto prior to the sorceress's declaration, echoing Mary's words at the Annunciation, that she will become Rinaldo's "ancilla" or handmaid.
This expanded edition was reprinted in 1878, '81, and '84 under the title Narrative of Sojourner Truth; A Bondswoman of Olden Time, With a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn From Her "Book of Life.
10) "A Bondswoman," "To the Females of the Working Class," the Pioneer, 8 February 1834: 191.
Its narrative contours were initially shaped in the 1850 mediated memoir, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Bondswoman of Olden Time (on which Truth collaborated with the antislavery reformer Olive Gilbert--and, according to new information uncovered by Margaret Washington, probably another antislavery activist, Sarah Benson, as well).
Haviland, A Woman's Life-Work; Nell Irvin Painter, Sojourner Truth, a Life, a Symbol (New York: Norton, 1996); Olive Gilbert, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, A Bondswoman of Olden Time (New York: Oxford Univ.
Sister Kelly, a freed bondswoman raised in Tennessee during the mid-1800s, illustrates the mental and emotional attitude typifying slaves who trusted in God as their Caretaker:
Often in the quiet of night, slaves slipped away to a remote area beyond the scrutiny of the overseer to practice their religion as freely as Fannie Moore, a former bondswoman of South Carolina, describes:
Harriet Beecher Stowe's narrative of the charismatic bondswoman Sojourner Truth includes a song with these lyrics,