A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s

dc.contributor.advisorWorden, Nigel
dc.contributor.authorVan der Spuy, Patricia
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-26T13:51:59Z
dc.date.available2017-01-26T13:51:59Z
dc.date.issued1993
dc.date.updated2016-11-22T11:10:12Z
dc.description.abstractThis is a collection of discrete essays, each embodying original research and bearing on the theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope. Amelioration at the Cape profoundly altered gendered perceptions of slaves, both on the part of slaveholders, and of the slaves themselves. The amelioration regulations entailed a redefinition of the gender of female slaves, which was resisted by slaveholders and transformed by slave women, while slave men began to redefine their own gendered identities in this light. Slaveholders' traditional patriarchal self-concepts were severely threatened in this context, as they progressively lost power and authority, both to the new paternalist colonial state and to those who had formerly been subsumed within the patriarchal family. There are five papers, the first an introduction to the theoretical framework of the collection and an outline of the general argument as outlined above. The second paper provides a critique of existing Cape slave historiography from a gendered perspective. It examines the problems of this literature methodologically and theoretically, focusing on the implications of the slave sex ratio for the history of slave women. The final three papers are based on empirical research. The third paper examines the structural constraints on slave family formation in Cape Town from the perspective of slave women. The fourth and fifth papers explore issues related to infanticide and slave reproduction, and slave resistance in relation to the Bokkeveld rebellion of 1825, respectively.
dc.identifier.apacitationVan der Spuy, P., & Van der Spuy, P. (1993). <i>A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23439en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationVan der Spuy, P, and Patricia Van der Spuy. <i>"A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1993. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23439en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationVan der Spuy, P., Van der Spuy, P. 1993. A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.risTY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Van der Spuy, P AU - Van der Spuy, Patricia AB - This is a collection of discrete essays, each embodying original research and bearing on the theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope. Amelioration at the Cape profoundly altered gendered perceptions of slaves, both on the part of slaveholders, and of the slaves themselves. The amelioration regulations entailed a redefinition of the gender of female slaves, which was resisted by slaveholders and transformed by slave women, while slave men began to redefine their own gendered identities in this light. Slaveholders' traditional patriarchal self-concepts were severely threatened in this context, as they progressively lost power and authority, both to the new paternalist colonial state and to those who had formerly been subsumed within the patriarchal family. There are five papers, the first an introduction to the theoretical framework of the collection and an outline of the general argument as outlined above. The second paper provides a critique of existing Cape slave historiography from a gendered perspective. It examines the problems of this literature methodologically and theoretically, focusing on the implications of the slave sex ratio for the history of slave women. The final three papers are based on empirical research. The third paper examines the structural constraints on slave family formation in Cape Town from the perspective of slave women. The fourth and fifth papers explore issues related to infanticide and slave reproduction, and slave resistance in relation to the Bokkeveld rebellion of 1825, respectively. DA - 1993 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1993 T1 - A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s TI - A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23439 ER -en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/23439
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationVan der Spuy P, Van der Spuy P. A collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 1993 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/23439en_ZA
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Historical Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subjectCape of Good Hope
dc.subjectHistory
dc.subject.otherWomen
dc.subject.otherSlavery
dc.subject.otherSouth Africa
dc.subject.otherSlavery
dc.titleA collection of discrete essays with the common theme of gender and slavery at the Cape of Good Hope with a focus on the 1820s
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationnameMA
uct.type.publicationResearch
uct.type.resourceThesis
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