Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Gendered Resistance – Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner - Illinois Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Mary E. Frederickson and Delores M. Walters


Inspired by the searing story of Margaret Garner, the escaped slave who in 1856 slit her daughter's throat rather than have her forced back into slavery, this book focuses on historical and contemporary examples of slavery and women's resistance to oppression from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Each chapter in this book uses Garner's example—the real-life narrative behind Toni Morrison's Beloved and the opera Margaret Garner—as a thematic foundation for an interdisciplinary conversation about gendered resistance. Drawing on history, anthropology, and artistic imagination, the ch ... More

Keywords: Margaret Garner, slavery, oppression, women's resistance, gendered resistance, trauma, sexual violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037900
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mary E. Frederickson, editor
Emory University

Delores M. Walters, editor
University of Rhode Island

Show Summary Details

subscribe or login to access all content.