Church and ministry leadership resources to better equip, train and provide ideas for today's church and ministry leaders, like you. Three months before my seventeenth birthday, I sat in my room with anxious sweat on my palms. After dating for two years, my boyfriend and I decided we were ready to have sex. As the moment crept up, I felt less and less sure of my ability to talk with her. My mother grew up in the church like the vast majority of Mississippians, but I knew of her own youthful escapades with boys and long drives in the country. I wrung my hands, and finally approached her room.
The Massive, Overlooked Role of Female Slave Owners
Imagining Southern Bodies: A Review of Sex, Sickness, and Slavery - Southern Spaces
Keep up with Garden and Gun. Southern women are different. That is a fact. It is not posturing, or hyperbole, or marketing. See: all those song lyrics about California girls and their undeniable cuteness. Southern women, unlike women from Boston or Des Moines or Albuquerque, are leashed to history.
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But fewer probably know that it was his wife, Martha , who dramatically increased the enslaved population there. When they wed in , George may have owned around 18 people. Martha, one of the richest women in Virginia, owned The high number of people Martha Washington owned is unusual, but the fact that she owned them is not. Stephanie E.
Peter McCandless reviews Marli F. A Gullah proverb warns, "every sick ain't fa tell de doctor" "don't tell the doctor all your ailments". After reading Sex, Sickness, and Slavery , the wisdom of that saying seems more obvious, especially as it applies to women and blacks in the antebellum South. The late Marli Weiner, a professor of history at the University of Maine, demonstrates convincingly how antebellum southern physicians—white males all—used information about their patients to advance their own professional and sectional political agendas.