WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? CONCUBINAGE AND ENSLAVED WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH

@article{Stevenson2013WHATSLG,
  title={WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? CONCUBINAGE AND ENSLAVED WOMEN AND GIRLS IN THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH},
  author={Brenda E. Stevenson},
  journal={The Journal of African American History},
  year={2013},
  volume={98},
  pages={99 - 125}
}
Louisa Picquet and her mother’s stories of concubinage chart experiences that they shared with thousands of other enslaved women in the antebellum South, and hundreds of thousands in the Atlantic World. Born in the late 1820s on a plantation outside of Columbia, South Carolina, Louisa was sold as an infant, along with her mother Elizabeth Ramsey. Elizabeth was about twenty years old when Louisa was born. A seamstress and domestic for her mistress by day, Elizabeth was the “quadroon” concubine… 

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