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Beyond Slavery
Overcoming Its Religious and Sexual Legacies
 
 
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17 Nov 2010
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In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality.


Description

In a United States that continues to be driven by racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately high number of incarcerated African Americans to heartfelt disagreements over the true nature of marriage and the proper role of faith in public policy, the Feminist Sexual Ethics Project (from which this book originated) has identified a crucial nexus underlying these fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of religion, slavery, and sexuality.


Contents

Introduction; B.J.Brooten
PART I: A PRAYER
Prayer for my Daughter (Poem); N.Rawles
PART II: OVERCOMING SLAVERY'S LEGACIES IN THE UNITED STATES
The Paradox of Silence and Display: Sexual Violation of Enslaved Women, and Contemporary Contradictions in Black Female Sexuality; D.Roberts
From Mammy to Welfare Queen: Images of Black Women in Public-Policy Formation; E.M.Townes
From Plantations to Prisons: African American Women Prisoners in the United States; E.Barry
PART III: OVERCOMING SLAVERY'S LEGACIES IN RELIGIOUS LAW
The Purchase of His Money: Slavery and the Ethics of Jewish Marriage; G.Labovitz
Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Islam; K.Ali
PART IV: ANCIENT ORIGINS OF THE PROBLEM
'She Shall Not Go Free as Male Slaves Do': Developing Views about Slavery and Gender in the Laws of the Hebrew Bible; D.P.Wright
Early Christianity, Slavery, and Women's Bodies; J.A.Glancy
Gender, Slavery, and Technology: The Shaping of the Early Christian Moral Imagination; S.Briggs
PART V: WHY SEXUAL ETHICS NEEDS HISTORY
'As If She Were His Wife': Slavery and Sexual Ethics in Late Medieval Spain; D.Blumenthal
Love, Sex, Slavery, and Sally Hemings; M.Bay
Breaking the Silence: Sexual Hypocrisies from Thomas Jefferson to Strom Thurmond; C.Clinton
PART VI: SHOULD THE BIBLE FORM THE BASIS OF PUBLIC POLICY
The Bible, Slavery, and the Problem of Authority; S.A.Johnson
The 'Purity of the White Woman, Not the Purity of the Negro Woman': The Contemporary Legacies of Historical Laws Against Interracial Marriage; F.Botham
PART VII: THE STORIES WE TELL
Mammy's Daughters; Or, the DNA of a Feminist Sexual Ethics; F.Smith Foster
PART VIII: RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
Enslaved Black Women: A Theology of Justice and Reparations; D.N.Hopkins
PART IX: A MEDITATION
A Visit from the Old Mistress (Poem); F.Ladd
Epilogue; M.Nazer with B.J.Brooten


Authors

BERNADETTE BROOTEN is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies at Brandeis University, USA.
 
J. HAZELTON is a Ph.D. Candidate in Politics at Brandeis University, USA.