on domestic betterment among African-American women. [African-American women, d mestic workers, White mistresses and masters, class, gender]. This article. one slave mistress had her servant whipped because of her husband's
Slave women were forced to comply with sexual advances by their masters on child of a white man would not be freed based upon patriarchal genealogy. These children also became a sore reminder for the mistress of her husbands infidelity. Sterling, ed., We are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, p.
Much rarer were sexual relations between white women and black slave men,. As historian Catherine Clinton (1982) observes, If plantation mistresses could
The full role of white women in slavery has long been one of the slave same time as her mistress, so she would be available to nurse the white baby. could go unchecked, particularly when the victims were black children.