The Resource Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block

Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block

Label
Rape and sexual power in early America
Title
Rape and sexual power in early America
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Block
Title variation
Rape & sexual power in early America
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implictions of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundres more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classfied as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charded only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial toes to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-born system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
364.15/32097309033
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6561
LC item number
.B56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Label
Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3.
  • After coerced sex : the progression of knowledge
  • 4.
  • The crime of rape : transatlantic standards, American racialization, and local judgment
  • 5.
  • Constructing rape and race at Early American courts
  • 6.
  • New worlds of rape: masculinity, myth, and revolution
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix A : Tabulation of known sexual coercion incidents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Appendix B : Legal records consulted
  • Index
  • List of illustrations
  • Archival abbreviations
  • Introduction
  • 1.
  • Consent and coercion : the continuum of sexual relations
  • 2.
  • The means of sexual coercion : identity, power, and social consent
Control code
ocn654308329
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469600970
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6331t
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34855658
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)654308329
  • pebcs1469600978

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