Thursday, November 13, 2008, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
The Sexual Management of Race: Patriarchy and the Denial of Citizenship to Africans and Indians, 1740–1774
Kelly A. Ryan, Indiana University Southeast
“The Sexual Management of Race” proposes that patriarchy was the major paradigm whites conceived to institutionalize the unequal relationship between themselves and Indians and African Americans on the eve of the imperial crisis. The paper is part of a larger study that proposes patriarchy and sexual regulation were tools of gender, class, and racial subordination in New England between the late colonial and early national eras. Patriarchal ideals, including legal dependence and control over sexuality and labor, were central components of the economic, legal, and missionary relationships whites created to subordinate African Americans and American Indians.
All papers are pre-circulated electronically to those who plan to attend the seminar in person. For a copy of the paper, e-mail Jenny Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (312) 255-3524.
The Newberry Library Seminar in Early American History and Culture
Co-sponsored by the History Departments of DePaul University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Karla Scherer Center for the Study of American Culture at the University of Chicago
The Newberry Library
Dr. William M. Scholl Center for
American History and Culture
60 W. Walton St.
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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