African American Slavery and Disability

Bodies, Property and Power in the Antebellum South, 1800-1860
Author(s): 
Boster, Dea
ISBN: 
9780415537247
Date published: 
November 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

Disability is often mentioned in discussions of slave health, mistreatment and abuse, but constructs of how "able" and "disabled" bodies influenced the institution of slavery has gone largely overlooked. This volume uncovers a history of disability in African American slavery from the primary record, analyzing how concepts of race, disability and power converged in the United States in the first half of the nineteenth century.