Power and Historical Figuring: Rachael Pringle Polgreen's Troubled Archive

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHistoricising Gender and Sexuality
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781444339444
StatePublished - Sep 9 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


  • Black women's 'success' within slave societies
  • Orderson, disapproval of inter-racial sexual relations
  • Polgreen's 'exorbitant circumstances' in eighteenth-century barbados
  • Polgreen's historical visibility
  • Polgreen's troubled archive, power through history
  • Polgreen, gender and slavery in barbados
  • Polgreen, power to enact violence upon bodies of those she enslaved
  • Reading creoleana as a 'sentimental' novel of its time
  • Slave society in barbados, and other free(d) women of colour
  • Woman of colour, a former slave turned slave owner

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