Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis explores the psycho-socio-cultural dynamics that surrounded black womanhood in antebellumGeorgia. The goal is twofold: first, to examine how slave narratives, testimonies, and interviews depicted the plight of enslaved black women through a womanist lens and second, to discover what political and socio-cultural constructions enabled the severe slave institution that was endemic toGeorgia. Womanist theory, psychoanalytic theory, and trauma theory are addressed in this study to focus on antebellum or pre-Civil WarGeorgia.
Blasingame, Dionne, "The Trauma of Chattel Slavery: A Womanist Perspective Women on Georgia in Early American Times" (2012). English Theses. Paper 138.