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Morgan, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lyle)

Works: 19 works in 38 publications in 2 languages and 1,807 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Interviews  Academic theses  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Organizer of meeting
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Most widely held works by Jennifer L Morgan
Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery by Jennifer L Morgan( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: When black women were brought from Africa to the New World as slave laborers, their value was determined by their ability to work as well as their potential to bear children, who by law would become the enslaved property of the mother's master. In Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery, Jennifer L. Morgan examines for the first time how African women's labor in both senses became intertwined in the English colonies. Beginning with the ideological foundations of racial slavery in early modern Europe, Laboring Women traverses the Atlantic, exploring the social and cultural lives of women in West Africa, slaveowners' expectations for reproductive labor, and women's lives as workers and mothers under colonial slavery. Challenging conventional wisdom, Morgan reveals how expectations regarding gender and reproduction were central to racial ideologies, the organization of slave labor, and the nature of slave community and resistance. Taking into consideration the heritage of Africans prior to enslavement and the cultural logic of values and practices recreated under the duress of slavery, she examines how women's gender identity was defined by their shared experiences as agricultural laborers and mothers, and shows how, given these distinctions, their situation differed considerably from that of enslaved men. Telling her story through the arc of African women's actual lives-from West Africa, to the experience of the Middle Passage, to life on the plantations-she offers a thoughtful look at the ways women's reproductive experience shaped their roles in communities and helped them resist some of the more egregious effects of slave life. Presenting a highly original, theoretically grounded view of reproduction and labor as the twin pillars of female exploitation in slavery, Laboring Women is a distinctive contribution to the literature of slavery and the history of women
Connexions : histories of race and sex in North America by Jennifer Brier( )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Connexions investigates the ways in which race and sex intersect, overlap, and inform each other in United States history. An expert team of editors curates thought-provoking articles that explore how to view the American past through the lens of race and sexuality studies. Chapters range from the prerevolutionary era to today to grapple with an array of captivating issues: how descriptions of bodies shaped colonial Americans' understandings of race and sex; same-sex sexual desire and violence within slavery; whiteness in gay and lesbian history; college women's agitation against heterosexual norms in the 1940s and 1950s; the ways society used sexualized bodies to sculpt ideas of race and racial beauty; how Mexican silent film icon Ramon Navarro masked his homosexuality with his racial identity; and sexual representation in mid-twentieth-century black print pop culture. The result is both an enlightening foray into ignored areas and an elucidation of new perspectives that challenge us to reevaluate what we 'know' of our own history. Contributors: Sharon Block, Susan K. Cahn, Stephanie M.H. Camp, J.B. Carter, Ernesto Chavez, Brian Connolly, Jim Downs, Marisa J. Fuentes, Leisa D. Meyer, Wanda S. Pillow, Marc Stein, and Deborah Gray White"--
Empowering Christian witness at Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ through the stories of Jesus by Jennifer L Morgan( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The purpose of this ministry focus paper is to offer a culturally appropriate, theologically formed strategy to empower lay people from Denver Colorado's Sixth Avenue UCC for a way-of-life approach to evangelism, informed by both the biblical narrative and personal stories. Sixth Avenue United Church of Christ is a small, vibrant, growing congregation guided by a biblical, progressive, inclusive, liberal theology. The church leadership embrace a moderate to low Christology within an open and affirming environment. The congregation has had limited practices of evangelism, and this paper offers a plan for expanding Christian witness through Sixth Avenue. The paper contains three major sections. The first outlines mission challenges embedded in the local context, beginning with a general overview and history of the national denomination and a description of the local congregation and surrounding community. Additionally, it explores the church's fears, hesitancies, values, successes, failures, and celebrations around evangelistic efforts, past and present. The second section describes the biblical and theological foundations--the platform for empowering lay Christian witness--guided by the stories and relational style of Jesus. The section begins with a review of nine books, then folds in theological reflection of six personal encounters Jesus had in his ministry, and proposes a theology of ministry for the church's future. The third section provides a practical strategy for empowering lay Christians to engage actively and naturally in evangelism in their workplaces, families, communities, neighborhoods, and friendship circles. The strategy is delivered through small groups, and the essence of the strategy is developing skills for listening, storytelling, conversing, welcoming, and abiding in Christ. A plan for implementation, evaluation, and adaptation is also offered
The battle before "The Souls of Black Folk": Black performance in the 1901 Pan-American Exposition by Amma Y Ghartey-Tagoe( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American scholar W.E.B. Du Bois not only formulated his central theories concerning the predicament of black identity at the turn of the twentieth century in writing, he also exhibited them through a museum-style display called the American Negro Exhibit. In this dissertation, I argue that his display, which was featured at the Paris world's fair in 1900 and made its American debut at Buffalo's Pan-American Exposition (PAX) in 1901, performed central ideas in The Souls of Black Folk, two years before his definitive text was published. Operating at the intersection of performance studies, visual culture studies, and African American history, I analyze this exhibit and two other performances at PAX---Darkest Africa and Old Plantation---to demonstrate how Du Boisian concepts such as double-consciousness, the Veil, two-ness, and the Talented Tenth were literally performed in the early twentieth century world that Du Bois describes. The dissertation further demonstrates that these displays mediated perceptions not only of and within the African American population, but also between Africans and African Americans. As a comparative reading of Souls and these three performances at the Pan-Am Exposition, the dissertation demonstrates that Du Bois's most salient theories on African American identity were not just written metaphors as contemporary scholars have often lauded, but that they were also performed realities perhaps better understood in the context of a world's fair
Laboring women : enslaved women, reproduction, and slavery in Barbados and South Carolina, 1650-1750 by Jennifer L Morgan( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Slaveowners incorporated women's childbearing potential as a natural manifestation of slaveownership, and enslaved women who gave birth did so in the context of wildly complicated circumstances."--Abstract, p. i
New perspectives on Jamestown( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"400 years ago, the English established their first permanent settlement in the New World at Jamestown. The resulting clash of cultures changed the world forever ... This five part radio series examines the myths, mysteries and leagcies of the Jamestown Settlement"--Publisher's web site
Global feminisms : comparative case studies of women's activism and scholarship( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with activist/scholars taking place in Ann Arbor, Mich. over the course of June 2003 to June 2006, as part of The Global Feminisms Project
Island purgatory: Irish Catholics and the reconfiguring of the English Caribbean, 1650--1700 by Jenny Shaw( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English fears were exacerbated at times of war with France and Spain when Irish Catholics could (and did) cross lines, offering themselves as papist soldiers to the French and the Spanish. In their determination to continue to practice their religion, and in the alliances they built with enslaved Africans and other European Catholics, Irish Catholics in the Caribbean challenged English attempts to control their behavior while simultaneously reinforcing English stereotypes about their intransigence, perfidious nature, and unruliness. It was not until religious differences were minimized at the end of the seventeenth century by English authorities and elite Irish Catholics, that the "Irish Problem" was solved. Focusing on Irish Catholics makes clear that there were multiple categories of difference operating in the English colonies, of which race was only one
Future of american power : energy and national security by Jennifer L Morgan( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The continued reliance on imported fossil fuels presents significant economic, political, military and strategic challenges to the United States. The purchase of energy sources from outside the U.S. is typically not a problem, until they are purchased from unfriendly and unstable parts of the world. The U.S. is also facing a challenge to its global leadership. The rise of Chinese and Indian economic and political power complicates the execution of U.S. National Security Strategy. Additionally, the absence of the U.S. has not stopped the momentum towards international environmental agreements and the U.S. risks being left behind. Finally, the U.S. expends significant levels of human, political and monetary capital to ensure access to foreign sources of energy."--Abstract from web site
Women in slavery and the transatlantic slave trade by Jennifer L Morgan( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and family life by Jennifer L Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reading Black Characters: Staging Literacy, 1604--1855 by Miles Parks Grier( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After providing premodern background, Reading Black Characters analyzes selected iterations of Othello in the Anglophone Atlantic, whose audiences included James I at Whitehall, Abigail Adams at Drury Lane, and a mixture of elite Virginians and Cherokee in Virginia. Learning from and improvising upon the play's treatment of gender, religion, race, and slavery as character marks, those aspiring to freedom displayed the ability to recreate themselves in and through black letters and commodities like enslaved Africans. Marginalized by gender, class, or religion, European descendants especially used the figure of the invariably black Negro as a foil for the mutability and mobility they sought in liberal, capitalist modernity. One of the crucial means of materializing a protean self compatible with these fluctuating meanings and values was to endow pan-European whiteness with the variable qualities of white paper, fabric, and complexion. Although white supremacist culture attempted to retain literacy and mutability as exclusive racial properties, Africans and Indians learned to appropriate or counterfeit rank, religion, and value, posing difficulties for the progress of colonial settlement and slavery. Nevertheless, Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno" was one among many reactions to nonwhites' insurgency that indicated that white Atlantic nations would not abandon the linkage of letter, complexion, and character--even if they had to relinquish the chattel slave
Roundtable : on Deborah Gray White's "Ar'n't I a woman?"( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Effects of personality, communication, and cross-training on virtual team performance : a thesis by Jennifer L Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gender and family life by Jennifer L Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Male travelers, female bodies, and the gendering of racial ideology, 1500-1700 by Jennifer L Morgan( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Connexions : histories of race and sex in North America( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tappe serrate per superare Kyoto : il mondo intero in cerca del nuovo piano sulle emissioni. A partire dal 2012 by Ottmar Edenhofer( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Italian and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 'clamour' for wives : gender and creolization, South Carolina, 1715-1740 by Jennifer L Morgan( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Laboring women : reproduction and gender in New World slavery
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Morgan, Jennifer Lyle.