Her Property: White Women as Slave Mistresses in the Antebellum South

Author: Pavani Athukorala Sub-editor: Molly Lidgerwood Editor: Julia Richards Content Warnings: slavery, racism, and sexual abuse That the Antebellum Southern belle, long-mythologised as a wisp of delicate submission and refined piety, could bear witness and contribute to the barbarities of slavery seems unfathomable. Many scholars have, in fact, been loath to consider it. This essay,… Continue reading Her Property: White Women as Slave Mistresses in the Antebellum South