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Slave Stories: Law, Representation, and Gender in the Danish West Indies (e-bog, pdf)

Af: Gunvor Simonsen

Forlag: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Format: pdf
Sprog: Dansk
Sideantal: 245
Dato for udgivelse: 2017-12-04
Udgivelse: 1
ISBN-13: 9788771844931
Produkt type: e-bog
Filstørrelse: 31968 KB
Kopibeskyttelse: DigitalVandmaerkning
Bogtype: Ebog
Filtype: pdf

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In the Danish West Indies, hundreds of enslaved men and women and a handful of Danish judges engaged in a broken, often distorted dialogue in court. Their dialogue was shaped by a shared concern with the ways slavery clashed with sexual norms and family life. Some enslaved men and women crafted respectable Christian self-portraits, which in time allowed victims of sexual abuse and rape to publicly narrate their experiences. Other slaves stressed African-Atlantic traditions when explaining their domestic conflicts. Yet these gripping stories did not influence the legal system. While the judges cunningly embraced slave testimony, they also reached guilty verdicts in most trials and punished with extreme brutality. Slaves spoke, but mostly to no avail. In Slave Stories, Gunvor Simonsen reconstructs the narratives crafted by slaves and traces the distortions instituted by Danish West Indian legal practice. In doing so, she draws us closer to the men and women who lived in bondage in the Danish West Indies (present-day US Virgin Islands) in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Slave Stories: Law, Representation, and Gender in the Danish West Indies

Slave Stories: Law, Representation, and Gender in the Danish West Indies