bondswoman


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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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Alfred was a white slaveholder of considerable substance; by his own testimony and that of several witnesses, his former bondswoman Leah was his life partner--if not in law, certainly in practice.
30) Inscribing his reading of Hawthorne's Seven Gables on Melville's Pierre and Craft's Bondswoman, Levine discovers messages that both exploded the contemporary discourse of 'pure white blood' and proved it ineffective for legitimizing Antebellum Anglo-American nationalism; quite the opposite of a normal canonical interpretation.
I speak with the authority of the grandson of a slave, issue of the bondswoman, Hagar's child.
Usage of vocabulary such as aristocrat, nobleman or noblewoman, khan, prince or princess, king or sultan, his or her majesty, master, lord, and so on, and also usage of vocabulary such as slave, page, lad, servant, slave-girl, bondswoman, bondmaid, bondman, and so on, and many kinds of insults and offences in current language, disposes the culture of the society to accept humiliation, discrimination, oppression, and coexistence with them; while the freedom of language from these flattery-oriented or discriminatory and humiliating vocabulary, and people's insistence on avoiding them increase the capacity of linguistic justice development, and consequently will increase just behavior and social justice development.
2003; Paul Lovejoy's forthcoming article on that subject, based on a paper presented at the International Conference on slavery and the African diaspora; Crossing Memories: Slavery and the African Diaspora, Laval University, May 2-3 2005; "Autobiography and Memory: Gustavus Vassa and the Abolition of the Slave Trade;" and Henry Louis Gates's The Bondswoman's Narrative (2002).
Northfield had seven villeins, 16 bordars, six cottars or cottagers, two serfs (probably male slaves), and one female bondswoman (slave) - and their families.
On the campaign against streetcar discrimination, see especially Masur, "Reconstructing the Nation's Capital," 101-14; Olive Gilbert, ed., Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of Olden Time (New York: Oxford Univ.
(13) Olive Gilbert, Narrative of Sojourner Truth: A Bondswoman of Olden Time, with a History of Her Labors and Correspondence Drawn from Her "Book of Life" (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991 [orig.: Battle Creek, MI, 1878]), p.
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.
There's a subset of the genre from, as it were, the captive class: a slave or bondswoman's narrative, a farmer's wife carried off by an Indian tribe.
Gilbert and Frances Titus, Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Bondswoman of
The Bondswoman's Narrative by Hannah Crafts, read by Anna Deavere Smith, with an introduction and commentary by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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."
Projects include: "The Light at the End of the Chunnel," about Middle Eastern immigrants; "War of the Worlds" remake; "Carter Beats the Devil," about a magician; "17 Stone Angels," a mystery; and "Bondswoman's Narrative," based on the first known novel authored by a female fugitive slave.
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.