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Aren't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South

by White, Deborah Gray
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Issue: Summer 1999
ISBN: 0393314812

With a new introduction and chapter on Reconstruction, White revises her work on female slaves, their transition to freedwomen, and their self-image. "Thank God black women were never what white people perceived us or wanted us to be," she concludes.

review of Aren't I a Woman?: Female Slaves in the Plantation South, by White, Deborah Gray, Civil War Book Review, (Summer 1999).