Gender, Mastery and Slavery

From European to Atlantic World Frontiers
Author(s): 
Foster, William Henry
ISBN: 
9781403987075
Date published: 
December 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£55.00

This lively survey of a key topic explores the importance of women and men to slaveholding, from antiquity to the rise and fall of slavery in the Americas. Foster argues that at the heart of the successive European institutions of slavery at home and in the New World was the volatile question of women's ability to exert mastery.