Queering the archive : re-examining narratives of U.S. chattel slavery

dc.contributor.advisorBerry, Daina Ramey
dc.contributor.advisorRichardson, Matt, 1969-
dc.contributor.committeeMemberYoung, Hershini
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeFlouria, Talitha
dc.contributor.committeeMemberVasudevan, Pavithra
dc.creatorLyons, Candice Devon
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-9774-7623
dc.date.accessioned2022-11-05T01:14:23Z
dc.date.available2022-11-05T01:14:23Z
dc.date.created2022-05
dc.date.issued2022-04-19
dc.date.submittedMay 2022
dc.date.updated2022-11-05T01:14:24Z
dc.description.abstractConsisting of a what I term a queer rereading of the U.S. slavery archive, this project focuses on two key concerns: one, how enslaved (and formerly enslaved) women conceived of and performed their own genders and two, how enslaved and formerly enslaved women structured their relationships to other women. By engaging the wealth of transcripts compiled throughout the course of the Works Progress Administration Slave Narrative Project; a diverse array of primary sources culled from multiple sites; and the records, images, and (auto)biographies of more visible figures like Cathay Williams, Ellen Craft, Harriet Tubman, and “Stagecoach” Mary Fields, this work opens up space for considering the types of stories it becomes possible to tell when the archive is approached without the base assumption of cisheternormativity—complex stories of gender creativity and alternate trajectories. Impossible stories. Queer stories.
dc.description.departmentAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/116534
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/43429
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectSlavery
dc.subjectQueer
dc.titleQueering the archive : re-examining narratives of U.S. chattel slavery
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineAfrican and African Diaspora Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
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