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.