The Sexual Abuse of Black Men under American Slavery

  title={The Sexual Abuse of Black Men under American Slavery},
  author={Thomas Foster},
  journal={Journal of the History of Sexuality},
  pages={445 - 464}
  • Thomas Foster
  • Published 2011
  • History, Medicine
  • Journal of the History of Sexuality
I n 1787 a n e n s l av e d m a n i n Maryland raped a free black woman. The story comes to us from the female victim in the incident, elizabeth Amwood. One white man, William holland, had her “Pull up her Close and Lie Down he then Called a Negrow Man Slave” “and ordered him to pull Down his Britches and gitt upon the said Amwood and to bee grate with her.” A fourth individual in this horrific scene, a white man named John Pettigrew, operating with holland, pointed a pistol at the unnamed… Expand
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