Throughout the period of slavery in America, white society believed black women to the chances that they or their children would be liberated by the master.
In a matter of moments, a white master could decide to extinguish a A Slave in which a white master orders that a black woman (whom he
Slave women were forced to comply with sexual advances by their masters on a the child of a white man would not be freed based upon patriarchal genealogy. The following passages sketch the nature of the master-slave relations, and Sterling, ed., We are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, p.
In slavery times, the mistress was the wife of the plantation master. the uncaring attitude of the white mistress toward raped black women.
Some plantations had both a white overseer and a black driver, especially in the vulnerable (and perhaps empowering) position between master and slave?