Caetana Says No – by Sandra Lauderdale Graham September Caetana Says No has 92 ratings and 4 reviews. Hanna said: This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. [Also, this is a good. These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family;.
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Project MUSE – Caetana Says No: Women’s Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society (review)
One is that of Caetana, a slave who sought to escape an undesired marriage via an annulment after her marriage to another slave. But these women’s stories cannot be told without also recalling how their decisions drew them ever more firmly into the orbits of the worldly and influential men who exercised power in their lives.
Daniel rated it liked it Apr 03, sas Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published September 1st by Cambridge University Press. Contact Contact Us Help. We are then left with the question, why?
caetama SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. Joe Sessions rated it it was ok Aug 06, Cade Perry rated it liked it May 05, Nonetheless, Caetana is a finely crafted book on women’s lives under patriarchal planters. Sep 13, Kate rated it liked it.
I think the topic really had potential even as a historigraphical account but Graham just made it extremely dry and didn’t speculate as critically or as innovatively as I would have liked. This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery.
The slave woman struggled to avoid an unwanted husband and the woman of privilege assumed a patriarch’s role to endow a family of her former slaves These true and dramatic stories of sajs nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family; show how each in her own way sought to exercise control over her life.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It’s certainly interest at points and I feel I have somewhat of an understanding about women in slave society, but it didn’t read well.
But it is interesting. I would agree with other reviews that this book is a bit dry, but for those interested in the subject matter it would be worth the read. These are stories with a twist: Through these small histories she casts new light on larger meanings of slave and free, female and male.
Mariya rated it liked it Mar 06, Jordan rated it did not like it Aug 03, As the author demonstrates, two Catholic priests lived in Caetana’s household, and they must have influenced the slave woman’s religious formation.
caefana Readers will appreciate the author’s vivid descriptions and analysis of typical Brazilian social customs and gender roles of the nineteenth century. Toussi21 rated it it was amazing Dec 06, ways Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
In so far as her voice entered the official record, Caetana’s master reported that she did not want to marry anyone p.
Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Here are the true and dramatic accounts of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women – one caetanw and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family – and how each sought to retain control of their lives: Books by Sandra Lauderdale Graham. It was slow and had a lot of legal terms and such that were simply boring. Book titles OR Journal titles. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Her “stories” illustrate the complex, ambiguous reality of everyday lives rather than sayz stereotypes of brutal planters and docile slaves.