By Bernadette J. Brooten, Jacqueline L. Hazelton

In a usa that is still pushed via racial and cultural divisions, from the disproportionately excessive variety of incarcerated African american citizens to heartfelt disagreements over the genuine nature of marriage and the right kind position of religion in public coverage, the Feminist Sexual Ethics undertaking (from which this e-book originated) has pointed out a very important nexus underlying those fiercest of arguments: The conjunction of faith, slavery, and sexuality.

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Martin’s, 2002) 195; discussed in Mia Bay, “Love, Sex, Slavery, and Sally Hemings,” in this volume, 191. 41. Thomas Jefferson, The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth (1904; reprint, Boston: Beacon, 1989) 46. 42. Thomas Jefferson to John Wayles Eppes, Monticello, 1820, in Thomas Jefferson’s Farm Book with Comments and Relevant Extracts from Other Writings, ed. Edwin Morris Betts (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1953) 45–46. 43. Sharon Block, Rape and Sexual Power in Early America (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006) 65.

Adrienne D. Davis, “The Private Law of Race and Sex: An Antebellum Perspective,” Stanford Law Review 51 (1999) 221–288. Lalita Tademy’s historical novel Cane River (New York: Warner, 2001), which is based on cryptically brief family records, vividly helps readers to imagine how enslaved girls could have hoped that their relationship with the master’s son or another free white boy or man would be different—that he truly cared for her and would care for their children—even as their respective mothers and grandmothers realistically planned for their futures.

Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers (1835; reprint, New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) 17–21. See Dwight N. Hopkins, “Enslaved Black Women: A Theology of Justice and Reparations,” in this volume. , Melvin L. Oliver and Thomas M. Shapiro, Black Wealth/White Wealth: A New Perspective on Racial Inequality (New York: Routledge, 2006); and Thomas M. Shapiro, The Hidden Cost of Being African American: How Wealth Perpetuates Inequality (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).

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