This pen and wash drawing of what is probably a black eunuch presenting a probably Latin white slave girl for the inspection of their master the viewer being.
White women of the preCivil War era were far more shrewd and sophisticated than stereotypes would have us believe. They were savvy economic actors.
She portrayed this light skinned woman as the offspring of a white slaveholder and his black female slave. This mulatto's life was indeed tragic.
Within the bonds of slavery, masters often felt it their right to engage in sexual activity with black women. Sometimes, female slaves acquiesced to advances.
Walter Johnson. In January of Jane Morrison was sold in the slave market in New Orleans. The man who.