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The Resource Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block, (electronic resource)

Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block, (electronic resource)

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Rape and sexual power in early America
Title
Rape and sexual power in early America
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Sharon Block
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Rape & sexual power in early America
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Language
eng
Summary
In a comprehensive examination of rape and its prosecution in British America between 1700 and 1820, Sharon Block exposes the dynamics of sexual power on which colonial and early republican Anglo-American society was based. Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classified as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charged only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial ties to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-labor system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation
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Midwest
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1968-
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Block, Sharon
Dewey number
364.15/32097309033
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Rape
  • Sex crimes
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807838938
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710264
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710264
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(MWT)MWT11710264
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Rape and sexual power in early America, Sharon Block, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807838938
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11710264
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11710264
System control number
(MWT)MWT11710264
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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