Sexual Violence in History: A Bibliography

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First published: December 1, 2023 - Last updated: December 1, 2023


Author: Sharon Block

Title: Rewriting the Rape of Rachel

Subtitle: Historical Methods, Historical Justice

Journal: The William and Mary Quarterly

Volume: 80

Issue: 4

Year: October 2023

Pages: 649-676

pISSN: 0043-5597 - Find a Library: WorldCat | eISSN: 1933-7698 - Find a Library: WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 19th Century | American History: U.S. History | Prosecution: Trials / Pardons, Prison; Cases: Real Offenders / William Crips; Cases: Real Victims / Rachel Davis; Offenders: Age and Gender / Male Adults; Offenders: Kinship / Uncles; Victims: Age and Gender / Female Adolescents; Offenders: Kinship / Nieces; Types: Rape


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Author: Sharon Block, Department of History, University of California at Irvine -, Wikipedia

Abstract: »"Rewriting the Rape of Rachel" offers a critical reflection on my own historical practice in light of recent scholarship in feminist, Black, Indigenous, and critical archival studies as well as the growth of digitization and digital humanities. Centering my previously published work as a document for revision, I retell the rape of Rachel Davis by her uncle in the early nineteenth century by placing that act within family, community, and life-course narratives. In doing so, I offer a feminist methodology that centers traditionally marginalized historical subjects, sees archival silences as productive, engages in historical research as a community endeavor, and promotes ethical concerns that connect past and present. This approach reshapes how we might understand sexual violence and questions the terms by which we produce historical scholarship.« (Source: The William and Mary Quarterly)

- Zhang, SJ. »"To Share How We Know": Mourning and Meaning-Making in "Rewriting the Rape of Rachel".« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 677-684. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

- DeLucia, Christine. »Seeking Circles of Dialogue and Accountability.« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 685-692. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

- Fuentes, Marisa J. »Historical Care and the (Re)Writing of Sexual Violence in the Colonial Americas.« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 693-700. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

- Putnam, Lara. »"Rewriting the Rape of Rachel" and How History Changes.« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 701-708. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

- Hodes, Martha. »Rethinking, Revising, Rewriting: An Appeal for Unfinished Scholarship.« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 709-714. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

- Block, Sharon. »Doing Justice with Rachel.« The William and Mary Quarterly 80 (2023): 715-726. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

Note: Block, Sharon. »Lines of color, sex, and service. Comparative sexual coercion in early America.« Sex, love, race. Crossing boundaries in North American history. Edited by Martha Hodes. New York 1999: 141-163. - Bibliographic Entry: Info

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