This article intends to reflect about general aspects of the slavery history, pos-emancipation and the present time of the Black woman, mainly in terms of her insertion in the labor market. At the first part the article deal with the bibliography about the slave woman and analysis some narratives about families, daily, and feminist strategies of slaves woman, creoles, emancipated and Africans into the XVIII and XIX centuries, in every cases based on will. On the second part, the article look for establish a dialogue between the past and the present time. So, the text analysis the contemporaneous Brazilian labor market with especial emphasis about the precarious parameters for the Black woman.
Slavery; Pos-emancipation; Gender and Race Relations; Labor Market; Discrimination