A life more terrible: the women of 12 Years A servant

A life more terrible: the women of 12 Years A servant

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The usa was at the center of a civil war 150 years back and, while Abraham Lincoln had simply released the emancipation proclamation, it can be another eighteen months until freedom finally came for the four million African Americans held in bondage in america.

The status of the individuals as “non-human” had been therefore ingrained in the US psyche that perhaps the rape of a enslaved girl could simply be delivered to court if it absolutely was regarded as being a “trespass” on somebody else’s home. (more…)