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The Politics of Reproduction: Race, Medicine, and Fertility in the Age of Abolition
Many British politicians, planters, and doctors attempted to exploit the fertility of Afro-Caribbean women's bodies in order to ensure the economic success of the British Empire during the age of abolition. Abolitionist reformers hoped that a homegrown labor force would end the need for the Atlantic slave trade. By establishing the ubiquity of visions of fertility and subs ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Oxford University Press, USA
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