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Book Breaks with Leslie Harris and Daina Berry Ramey and Sexuality and Slavery
Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks is a new program that features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host William Roka live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, June 28 from 2:00 to 2:45 p.m. ET (11: 00 to 11:45 a.m. PT) with Leslie Harris and Daina Ramey Berry, as they discusses their book "Sexuality and Slavery".

In this groundbreaking collection, editors Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie M. Harris place sexuality at the center of slavery studies in the Americas (the United States, the Caribbean, and South America). While scholars have marginalized or simply overlooked the importance of sexual practices in most mainstream studies of slavery, Berry and Harris argue here that sexual intimacy constituted a core terrain of struggle between slaveholders and the enslaved. These essays explore consensual sexual intimacy and expression within slave communities, as well as sexual relationships across lines of race, status, and power. Contributors explore sexuality as a tool of control, exploitation, and repression and as an expression of autonomy, resistance, and defiance.

Purchase books for Book Breaks at https://bookshop.org/shop/GilderLehrman.
All purchases support the Gilder Lehrman Institute and independent bookstores.

Everyone who registers will be sent a Zoom meeting link and instructions in the confirmation email.

For more information, please contact us at bookbreaks@gilderlehrman.org or visit us at gilderlehrman.org/bookbreaks.

Jun 28, 2020 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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