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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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The monastery argued that Lu lu had changed her name to Hwa za tshe 'byin and that the bondwoman, who was now called Hwa za tshe 'byin, was indeed Lu lu.
Nevertheless, the evolutionary perspective adopted here leaves open the possibility of an individual's transformation from Bondwoman to Freewoman, even if Marsden herself believed that only a quarter of all women would ever seize upon this possibility.
However, Manon again neglects the cost of Sarah's actions; though she fled with her daughter, the bondwoman left her son behind.
Globalising the African-American Story," in Fictions of America (2007, 74-98), or "The Bondwoman's Narrative: Text, Paratext, Intertext and Hypertext" (2000, 147-65), co-authored with Celeste-Marie Bernier.
Dhul-Nun al-Misri says: I was bondwoman infinity Black, when I was awake half the night prayer, he god, you love me the truth.
Chakkalakal concludes her book with a discussion of Hannah Craft's The Bondwoman's Narrative (2002).
Jackson and her family were held as property in Missouri; Dubois lived in New Jersey both as a bondwoman and as a free woman.
She is herself an escaped bondwoman and this the second company that she has brought forth out of the land of servitude at great risk to herself.
Chapter 2 shifts readers' attention to a recently rediscovered literary text, Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative.
According to Folieta of Geneua, in The Mahumetane or Turkish History (1600), Soleman's marriage to a freed bondwoman had been the result of realization on his part that "it was not lawful to keep a free woman", in his harem.
Reynolds purchased bondwoman Elizabeth and her two children in 1780.
Her topics include reconceptualizing freedom and resistance to bondage, choosing the bondage of domesticity and white womanhood in The Bondwoman's Narrative, the bondage of memory in Gayl Jones' Corregidora, and the lives of contemporary black women in the novels of Toni Morrison.
Here the bondwoman referred to the Old Testament covenant of works, particularly circumcision and its New Testament corollary in the pedobaptist tradition, infant baptism.
This pattern becomes "the trope of the mulatta in the cottage." This trope is repeated and revised, to use Henry Louis Gates' terminology, not only by Brown but also by Harriet Jacobs' in her slave narrative, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (1861), and by Hannah Crafts' in her fictionalized The Bondwoman's Narrative (c.
Secondly, I will look at two novels from the era--Harriet Wilson's Our Nig; or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black (1859) (7) and Hannah Crafts's The Bondwoman's Narrative (1855-1861?)8--that integrated this particular strategy, and show how their portrayals of the protagonist's piety demonstrate two possible approaches to adapting this authenticating strategy: a strict adaption with heavy reliance on the sentimental, which ends up revealing internal contradictions in Our Nig, and a looser, less sentimental approach that allows Hannah Crafts to imbue the strategy with a new purpose.