Within the Plantation Household Black and White Women of the Old South

ISBN-10: 080784232X
ISBN-13: 9780807842324
Edition: 1988
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Description: Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. Drawing upon massive research in diaries,  More...

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Book details

List price: $27.50
Copyright year: 1988
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 12/9/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 563
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Documenting the difficult class relations between women slaveholders and slave women, this study shows how class and race as well as gender shaped women's experiences and determined their identities. Drawing upon massive research in diaries, letters, memoirs, and oral histories, the author argues that the lives of antebellum southern women, enslaved and free, differed fundamentally from those of northern women and that it is not possible to understand antebellum southern women by applying models derived from New England sources.

Acknowledgments
Prologue
Southern Women, Southern Households
The View from the Big House
Between Big House and Slave Community
Gender Conventions
The Imaginative Worlds of Slaveholding Women: Louisa Susanna McCord and Her Countrywomen
Women Who Opposed Slavery
And Women Who Did Not
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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