University of North Carolina Press
"Overall, Hilde has written a convincing book that adds depth and complexity to the existing literature on enslaved masculinity . . . It thus encourages us to think about the complexities of enslaved men’s experiences and inner life as historians of women have done for enslaved women. Furthermore, the work is accessible as Hilde keeps the stories of enslaved people at the center of her work while deftly framing those stories within a narrative that emphasizes the interrelationships between gender and race in shaping social categories such as fatherhood."
"Slavery, Fatherhood, and Paternal Duty in African American Communities over the Long Nineteenth Century.,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss4/6