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Alexandra J. Finley, "An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and America’s Domestic Slave Trade" (UNC Press, 2020)

Released Friday, 16th October 2020
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Alexandra J. Finley is the author of An Intimate Economy: Enslaved Women, Work, and Ame…, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 2020. An Intimate Economy examines the history of American slavery and capitalism by foregrounding women’s labor in the Antebellum slave trade. Finley explores a variety of topics included, domestic, reproductive, and sexual labor enslaved and free Black women performed at various points in the slave trade. This work adds to our knowledge on how central women were to the extension and growth of the domestic slave trade throughout the Antebellum period.
Alexandra J. Finley is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburg.
Derek Litvak is a Ph.D. student in the department of history at the University of Maryland.

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