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Synonyms for bondwoman

a female bound to serve without wages

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a female slave

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Thomas Jefferson never publicly admitted to having a sexual relationship with his bondwoman Sally Hemings.
Manumitted Annapolis bondwoman Harriet Calder married William Calder, a white man, and had three children by him.
Entering church to pray, he encounters an old Mexican bondwoman, Sada.
Abraham and Isaac lose Ishmael when Sarah insists on banishing her bondwoman and son because she sees Ishmael "playing with Isaac" (Genesis 21:9).
Vnhallowed brats, seed of the bondwoman, / Swine deuourers, vncircumcised slaues / That scorne our Hebrew sanctimonious writte, / Despise our lawes, prophane our sinagogues.
My reluctance to accept a composition date before 1861 is further supported by the way in which the account of the theft of food by Charlotte in The Bondwoman "s Narrative resembles Pip's theft of food for Magwitch in Dickens's Great Expectations, serialised during 1860 and 1861 and only published as a book in 1861, even down to the depiction of a "rush of blood" in the guilty cheeks of both Pip and Charlotte, whose "cheeks burned" (Crafts 136).
9) By contrast, The Bondwoman "s Narrative is more evasive.
But Crafts's story does these things differently: slave narratives never resort to the sort of mainstream ingredients of melodrama (such as dungeon rats and ruins hidden deep in forests) in anything like the display found in The Bondwoman 's Narrative.
14) The Bondwoman "s Narrative may therefore be drawing promiscuously upon both Douglass's slave narrative and Dickens, or just upon Dickens alone, and deciding whether Douglass and Watts are fed into Crafts's text directly or by way of Dickens at this point can only remain moot.
Thus the question arises: how much does it matter whether The Bondwoman 's Narrative is written by an African American or a white?
Yet The Bondwoman "s Narrative, though a manuscript apparently free of any editorial intervention, fails to follow suit.
Such sentiments run right through The Bondwoman "s Narrative, even to its end, when, having escaped, Hannah observes how she "keep[s] a school for colored children" (237).
Blackening Bleak House: Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman "s Narrative.
10) Gabriel calls John the son of the bondwoman, a clear reference to the narrative of Abraham's rejection of Ishmael and Hagar.
On the one hand, readers are told that the narrative is a literary creation, a tale of a bondwoman.