Ep09 – Sex & Marriage: Slavery in Early America

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This week, we explore what sex, courtship, and marriage was like for enslaved Africans in 18th and 19th century America. How were those who had no control over their destiny able to find love? What effect did the system of slavery have on family structure and gender roles? All this and more will be answered in this episode.

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Bibb, Henry, and Charles J. Heglar. The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001. Print. https://spartacus-educational.com/USASmarriage.htm.
Editors, History.com. “Slavery in America.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 12 Nov. 2009, www.history.com/topics/black-history/slavery.
Hallam, Jennifer. “The Slave Experience: Men, Women & Gender.” Thirteen, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 2004, www.thirteen.org/wnet/slavery/experience/gender/history2.html.
Handley-Cousins, Sarah. “A Tragic Reality.” National Museum of Civil War Medicine, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 24 Mar. 2018, www.civilwarmed.org/a-tragic-reality/.
Lewis, Thomas. “Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 7 Sept. 2018, www.britannica.com/topic/transatlantic-slave-trade.
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Ep08 – Abigail & John Adams

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John and Abigail Adams may have been America’s first power couple. They also had the honor of being America’s first Second Family and the second First Family. John is known for his many political ventures throughout the Revolutionary War and the early years of American politics, but how did his wife influence his rise to power? That’s what we’ll find out today.

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“Abigail Adams.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 28 Apr. 2017, www.biography.com/people/abigail-adams-9175670.
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“Abigail Adams Urges Husband to ‘Remember the Ladies.’” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 22 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/this-day-in-history/abigail-adams-urges-husband-to-remember-the-ladies.
“Abigail and John Adams.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 2 Apr. 2014, www.biography.com/people/groups/abigail-and-john-adams.
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Editors, History.com. “John Adams.” History.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 27 Oct. 2009, www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/john-adams.
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“John Adams.” Biography.com, A&E Television Networks, LLC, 28 Apr. 2017, www.biography.com/people/john-adams-37967.
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