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Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus

19th century African-American women whose correspondence records an erotic friendship that their community considered marriage-like. 

LHMP entry

This article traces the relationship, documented in letters, between two black women during the period around the end of the American Civil War. Both women were free-born and lived the earlier part of their lives in Connecticut, but one of the two spent time in the south after the war as a teacher, so a wider variety of social issues came into their lives. The two correspondents were Addie Brown, a domestic worker, and Rebecca Primus, a school teacher.

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