It would not be wrong to claim that the status of women slaves
in Islamic society was formed according to the Koran.
HISTORICAL CONTEXT OF SEXUAL ABUSE OF WOMEN IN CUSTODY & WOMEN SLAVES
In reaction to these conditions, abolitionists strove to remind their audiences that black women slaves
were not entirely defined by their bodies and the labor they performed.
Patton rehearses the racist stereotypes of women slaves
and then asserts that "female slaves rejected this definition of themselves.
Morris opens her account with a brief overview of the history of women and song--from Jewish women of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe to women slaves
in North America to working women involved in union organizing--and of the women's movement in the United States.
These statements evoked the dual mythical imagery of African American women slaves
that Deborah Gray White has exposed--both Jezebel and Mammy.
The caliphate of Baghdad, with its clever and educated women slaves
and its 'considerable storytelling activity', provides an integrating frame for Tawaddud, and it is the place where 'all of the elements which make up [her] story come together' (p.
5) Shifting focus to ancillae or women slaves
may help explain how such thinking persisted even after slavery itself ceased to be an essential institution for agricultural production.