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Title:Female slavery
Author:Meillassoux, C.ISNI
Book title:Women and slavery in Africa
Geographic term:Africa
Subject:female slaves
Abstract:The feminine capacity to procreate is usually given as an explanation for the greater value of women than of men of the African slave market. The author reverses this proposition and puts that in slavery women were valued above all as workers. The author shows that in the following sections: the infertility of female slaves - the female slave as worker - self-sustaining domestic societies - merchant societies - aristocratic societies. Notes, ref.