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Synonyms for freedwoman

a person who has been freed from slavery


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The extremely successful freedwoman, Antonia de Jesus, perhaps an acquaintance of Maria, noted that she possessed 90 pesos worth of fish in a 1640 will.
15) Rome's higher social classes perceived involvement in the medical profession to be beneath their dignity but Restituta, as a freedwoman associated with a large household, was in a position to study a healing profession.
Nicarete was a freedwoman and married to a certain Hippias, a cook and probably also a manumitted slave.
With this he reanimates the barren ruins with their appropriate social set but risks atomizing the works' meanings according to the various subjects' social positions (elite male, working freedwoman, slave, etc.
In 1963, the main theme of Salgueiro was Chica da Silva, the eighteenth-century freedwoman from Minas Gerais (Furtado 2003).
After all Claudia Acte was a hetaera--a Greek woman procured as a companion for highborn men--who through happenstance and cunning became a freedwoman in Ancient Rome.
But when I write in the voice of a Creek Freedwoman speaking directly to the reader in the early 1900s, or a Cherokee mother whose son has been killed in a car crash, or even when I'm using close third-person point of view, creating the internal monologue of a young black woman who has just been raped by a white man, well, yeah, I go there in fear and trembling--because race is America's perpetual hidden wound, and it can tear open at the slightest pressure.
Many freedwomen tried to stand up for themselves and their children, as was the case with Lavina Newland, a freedwoman living with and working for a family in Henry County.
Also central is the ship's second mate, who is passing for white, Zachary Reid, the son of a Maryland freedwoman.
Key words: Slave woman, Slavery, Blame, Faithfulness, Unfaithfulness, Hetaira, Freedwoman.
Students were also introduced to a freedwoman washing the floors at a Union hospital who saved the life of a wounded and sick Union soldier whom doctors insisted was going to die.
Thulani Davis's most recent book is My Confederate Kinfolk A Twenty-First Century Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots (Basic Civitas Books, January 2006).
My Conference Kinfolk: A Twenty-first Freedwoman Discovers Her Roots By Thulani Davis New York: Basic Books, 2006, 324 pp.
The family matriarch, Harriet's maternal grandmother, Molly Horniblow, was a freedwoman and homeowner who ran her own baking business to save money to buy her children; her father was a proud, skilled carpenter who worked for hire; and her mother, who died when Jacobs was six, was remembered as "noble and womanly" (Incidents 5).
After establishing an enduring home as in this example, the Roman freedwoman could present her family in the context of the domestic realm of eternity.