9780820355221-0820355224-Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men (Gender and Slavery Ser.)

Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men (Gender and Slavery Ser.)

ISBN-13: 9780820355221
ISBN-10: 0820355224
Author: Thomas A. Foster
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780820355221
ISBN-10: 0820355224
Author: Thomas A. Foster
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Format: Paperback 192 pages

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Acknowledged author Thomas A. Foster wrote Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men (Gender and Slavery Ser.) comprising 192 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0820355224 and 9780820355221. Since then Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men (Gender and Slavery Ser.) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 5.82 or rent at the marketplace.

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Rethinking Rufus is the first book-length study of sexual violence against enslaved men. Scholars have extensively documented the widespread sexual exploitation and abuse suffered by enslaved women, with comparatively little attention paid to the stories of men. However, a careful reading of extant sources reveals that sexual assault of enslaved men also occurred systematically and in a wide variety of forms, including physical assault, sexual coercion, and other intimate violations.

To tell the story of men such as Rufus―who was coerced into a sexual union with an enslaved woman, Rose, whose resistance of this union is widely celebrated―historian Thomas A. Foster interrogates a range of sources on slavery: early American newspapers, court records, enslavers’ journals, abolitionist literature, the testimony of formerly enslaved people collected in autobiographies and in interviews, and various forms of artistic representation. Foster’s sustained examination of how black men were sexually violated by both white men and white women makes an important contribution to our understanding of masculinity, sexuality, the lived experience of enslaved men, and the general power dynamics fostered by the institution of slavery. Rethinking Rufus illuminates how the conditions of slavery gave rise to a variety of forms of sexual assault and exploitation that affected all members of the community.

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