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Coerced Reproduction and Enslaved Men: Manhood and Community | Interdisciplinary Programs

Feb 23, 2017
4:10 PM - 5:30 PM

STEPS Building - 101
1 West Packer Avenue
Bethlehem PA 18015

Erica Balco Office of Interdisiplinary Programs

Gipson Institute for Eighteenth-Century Studies. Coerced Reproduction and Enslaved Men: Manhood and Community. Dr. Thomas A. Foster, Professor of History, DePaul University 

This talk will examine the issue of coerced and forced coupling and reproduction, paying particular attention to the experiences of enslaved men and how various practices affected understandings of manliness for enslaved men and social interactions in the broader community.

Thomas A. Foster is professor of history at DePaul University. He is the author or editor of six books, including Sex and the Founding Fathers: The American Quest for a Relatable Past
(Temple 2014, paperback 2016) and Women in Early America (NYU 2015). He is currently working on a book on sexual violence against enslaved men.

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