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PSU McNair Scholars Online Journal

Article Title

Women and Resistance in the African Diaspora, with special focus on the Caribbean, Africa, and USA

Abstract

Resistance to the institution of slavery was very widespread, persistent, and to be found in almost every aspect of slave life. All groups of slaves, regardless of sex, color, or work had an anti-slavery mentality when it came to obeying their masters, and women were among leaders of resistance movements. Women’s leadership roles, however, have been minimized in writings about slave resistance. This article focuses on the following questions: who were the major contributors in the selected resistance episodes in the Caribbean, Africa and USA? How did they relate to the events – politically, socially, militarily and economically? What exactly were their contribution and impact of those contributions?

Faculty Mentor: E. Kofi Agorsah