Caetana Says No – by Sandra Lauderdale Graham September Caetana Says No has 92 ratings and 4 reviews. Hanna said: This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. [Also, this is a good. These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family;.

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Readers will appreciate the author’s vivid descriptions and analysis of typical Brazilian social customs and gender roles of the nineteenth century.

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Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Here are the true and dramatic accounts of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women – one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family – and how each sought to retain control of their lives: Paige Cohen rated it liked it Nov 29, Caetana is a much broader study than this summary suggests, and it reveals meticulous archival research into diverse types of documents. But it is interesting.

Unlike many authors who find a remarkable source and describe it without context, Graham is most careful to situate her historical subjects within the families of a specific slave society.

Sep 13, Kate rated it liked it. Sayd 05, Hanna rated it really liked it Shelves: Mariya rated it liked it Mar 06, These stories individually nuance the taught history surrounding slavery, and as such should not be read with the aims of gaining an overview of slavery.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. But these women’s stories cannot be told without also recalling how their decisions drew them ever more firmly into the orbits of the worldly and influential men who exercised power in their lives. Kyle Ozan rated it really liked it Jul 05, Responsibility Sandra Lauderdale Graham. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Want to Read saving…. Lavonna Phillips rated it liked sayw Oct 28, Bibliography Includes bibliographical references p.


Jan 28, Caetnaa rated it liked it. Toussi21 sayz it it was amazing Dec 06, No trivia or quizzes yet. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

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We do not know why she never married because she left no explanation; she could not read or write, which was then not uncommon among elite women. Through these small histories she casts new light on larger meanings of slave and free, female and male.

This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. Charlotte Textor rated it really liked it Ssays 30, Jordan rated it did not like it Aug 03, It’s certainly interest at points and I feel I have somewhat of an understanding about women in slave society, but it didn’t read well. To ask other readers questions about Caetana Says Noplease sign up. Nonetheless, Caetana is a finely crafted book on women’s lives under patriarchal planters.

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Caetana Says No: Women’s Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society by Sandra Lauderdale Graham

Physical description xxii, p. That is not the book’s purpose [which is why I wouldn’t recommend this to someone with a novice understanding of slave systems].

In so far as her voice entered the official record, Caetana’s master reported that she did not caeyana to marry anyone p. Contact Contact Us Help. Perhaps Caetana resisted a true marriage because she intended to become a beata, a lay religious woman. These are stories with a twist: Refresh and try again.


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Each narrative is based on a core document: Inacia Wills Her Way: Graham’s ability to highlight the differences between the individual stories and what was considered typical and her insistence on informing the reader that there is still much we cannot know about these women’s stories are where the book gains most of its value.

Thanks for telling caetaana about the problem. The supplemental primary sources are also lovely, not only in fortifying her statements but also in partially demonstrating her process. Published September 1st by Cambridge University Press. Skip to search Skip to main content.

The slave woman struggled to avoid an unwanted husband and the woman of privilege assumed a patriarch’s role to endow a family of her former slaves These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family; show how each in her own way sought to exercise control over her life.

I think these could have been published as detailed essays or articles rather than a book. Joe Sessions rated it it was ok Aug 06, These are the narratives of exceptional women in nineteenth-century Brazil.