Understanding the role the women played in the slave trade and community is important to offer a new dynamic to the study of slave culture in general. Not only were slave women subordinate because of race but they also shared the trials of the oppression of the female gender. Women slaves played a key role in the development of slave communities through the development of African Sexuality, Family Structure and Economic Productivity. It is therefore infinitely important that we must understand the slave trade from a female perspective to understand the development of these slave communities. A- African Sexuality The African female was ascribed not only economic responsibilities when purchased as a slave.
Viking society, like many other ancient societies, had a very complex set of roles for males and females. Males were sought after for their skills, while females were objects of desire for the males. Both men and women had their roles in society; however, these roles usually positively favored the militaristic man instead of the “weak” woman. When one thinks of roles in Viking society they automatically think of the roles men played, but women also played many important roles. The roles women played were more menial than those of the men were; nevertheless, important to the clan.
Enslaved black women were not entitled to protection from the law. Evelyn Higginbotham points out that this was because the word ‘lady’ was only applied to white women and not enslaved black women. This is shown when Higginbotham describes the case of the State of Missouri v. Celia. Celia was an enslaved woman who killed her master when he tried to force himself on her. The defense was that women were “protected from attempts to ravish.” However, since she was black and was not seen as a woman the law was not applied to her.
Victorian’s views about the woman’s role seemed to shape new territories. Women became more acceptable, yet not equal. They pushed for more rights and privileges, however, were met with contempt. The same contempt for immigrants was expected. Under a singular ruled government, not all immigrants would conform to the forward thinking of Queen Victoria.
Life in England during the Victorian Era was not easy. It was especially tough on those of the lower, poorer, social classes. The way they lived was based off of how much money a family had. Families often had to work, and could spend little time together during this harsh time period. A family 's’ position in society was how wealthy they were.
When the American gave the slave their rights women were still consider low under male even for a black make this also include black women as well. The Declaration os Sentiments delegates to the first women's rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York, now known to historians as the 1848 Women's Rights Convention. The principal author of the Declaration
People think the Puritan women didn’t have enough rights and were unfairly treated, but some Puritan women enjoyed their roles. The Puritan women did not see their roles and bad things, but things they enjoyed. Taking care of the children and cleaning brought joy to the women. There were some women who disagreed with the roles they were given. These women were the ones who made history.
In the Victorian era, men and women based their connections on the formidable society that was there at that time. Qualities that were not wanted by the society were ignored and disregarded as inappropriate, thus making conduct in this era very stern and gender stereotypical. Women at that period had a distinctly strict way of life. The main role of a woman was considered to marry, to take part in their husbands’ life, and to take on their husbands’ interests and business. They were confined to live false lives and have false interests to please the Victorian way of lifestyle.
Women were not to have sex or have children but as soon as they were married it was expected for them to bear children for the family. During this time “A woman's most important commodity was her virginity,” (Murphy 1). It was important to society that women were virgins before marriage and when married they were to have many children. When a woman was married she lost her rights to own property and business, their husbands became guardians over them and gained full control of all property, businesses and land they owned before marriage (Vann 1). Before marriage a woman had some control over her own life but as soon as she was married it was expected that the husband would take over and make decisions for
This law represents the loss of legal protection for a slave's life in Virginia. It also was the first of several laws passed during the last thirty years of the seventeenth century that reduced the personal rights of black men and women. ]WHEREAS the only law in force for the punishment of refractory servants resisting their master, mistris or overseer cannot be inflicted upon negroes, nor the obstinacy of many of them by other then violent meanes supprest, Be it enacted and declared by this grand assembly, if any slave resist his master (or other by his masters order correcting him) and by the extremity of the correction should chance to die, that his death shall not be accompted felony, but the master (or that other person appointed