Feb. 08, 2010 Lecture

Feb. 08, 2010 Lecture - LECTURE: Feb. 08, 2010 Reproducing...

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LECTURE: Feb. 08, 2010 Reproducing Slavery? Race, Gender and reproductive politics “The Modern Medea”: Margaret Garner, 1956: crossed the Ohio River. They were hiding in a house in the Underground Railroad. The local sheriffs raided the house and when they came in, Margaret slit the throat of her baby girl and sought to kill the rest. She went to court. Abolitionist demanded that she stay in Ohio to have her trials consequences. But under the Fugitive Act, she went back to another plantation owner. She jumped overboard while the boat and also killed her toddler. She died thereafter. - Beloved: dramatized the story of Margaret Garner and the concept of race, gender and reproduction that Margaret represented. -If we rethink slavery through the law then we can see that what Margaret did was to refuse to give in to the system in which her children had no choice but to be somebody else’s property (the master’s property). -The US was the only slave society that managed to successfully rely on slavery production-
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2010 for the course ETHN 1B ETHN 1B taught by Professor V during the Winter '10 term at UCSD.

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