Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Liveblogging Madison and Jefferson: An Early Case of Brown Sugar Longing

"[Female slaves dressed up in] garments of gladness, their bracelets, and chains and ear-rings, and deck themselves bravely to allure the eyes of white men... for as the arrow of a strong archer cannot be turned aside, so the glance of a lively negro girl cannot be resisted." -- Madison and Jefferson, p. 411, quoting from John Davis's Travels of Four Years and a Half

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