African Women: A Modern History

By Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch; Beth Gillian Raps | Go to book overview

Contents
List of Illustrationsxiii
Introduction1

Part One Nineteenth-Century Women
1 Peasant Women9
Women, Family, and Household,9
Daily Life,11
Beasts of Burden: The Tswana Example,13
Gender and the Hierarchy of Work,15
From Production to Reproduction: The Role of Marriage,17
2 Slave Women21
Slaves, Marriage, and Social Hierarchy,21
Slave Women in Central Africa,23
Was Every Woman a Slave?26
Women and Slavery in South Africa , 27
3 Women and Trade at the Dawn of Colonialism30
Trade: A Tradition Rooted in West Africa,30
Trade: A Forgotten Tradition in East Africa?32
4 Powerful Women34
Women Chiefs,34
Queen Mothers and Female Regents,37
Eminent Women of Ancient Times,40

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