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African American Slavery and Disability


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1. Introduction: "Here Are the Marks Yet" Part 1: Bodies 2. The Dual Stigma of Race and Disability in Antebellum America 3. Sources of "Unsoundness" in African American Slaves Part 2: Property 4. Labor and Expectation in the Lives of Slaves with Disabilities 5. Disability, Value, and the Language of Slave Sales Part 3: Power 6. Disability, Mastery and Power Dynamics in the Antebellum South 7. Epilogue and Conclusion: Seeing "Moses"

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Dea Boster received her Ph.D. in History at the University of Michigan and is an Instructor for the Humanities Department at Columbus State Community College.


"African American Slavery and Disability...makes a significant historiographical contribution by probing questions of race and slavery through the analytical lens of disability." -Jeff Forret, Lamar University in The Journal of Southern History

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