Increasing her Stock: Two Harriets & the Louisiana Borderlands

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“Increasing her Stock”: Two Harriets and the Louisiana Borderlands

Rashauna Johnson, Dartmouth College 
Comment: Jen Manion, Amherst College

This paper uses the sexual biographies of two enslaved women, both named Harriet, in Louisiana’s Florida Parishes to explore the workings of intimacy and empire in the plantation South during its transition from borderlands to hub of King Cotton.

At Massachusetts Historical Society starting at 5:15 PM. Concludes with a Q&A followed by a reception with light refreshments.