Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World

Jessica Marie Johnson


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This book follows African women and women of African descent in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries as they move from Africa to the Caribbean to Louisiana. The book looks at how these women used subtle ways to achieve freedom: through marriage, baptism (thereby gaining the support of the church), property ownership, and writing wills to leave their assets to their descendants. These women were feminists ahead of their time.

ISBN 9780812252385
List price $34.95
Publisher University of Pennsylvania Press
Year of publication 2020