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Unruly Women The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South

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ISBN-10: 080784361X

ISBN-13: 9780807843611

Edition: 1992

Authors: Victoria E. Bynum

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In this richly detailed and imaginatively researched study, Victoria Bynum investigates "unruly" women in central North Carolina before and during the Civil War. Analyzing the complex and interrelated impact of gender, race, class, and region on the lives of black and white women, she shows how their diverse experiences and behavior reflected and influenced the changing social order and political economy of the state and region. Her work expands our knowledge of black and white women by studying them outside the plantation setting. Bynum searched local and state court records, public documents, and manuscript collections to locate and document the lives of these otherwise ordinary, obscure…    
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Book details

List price: $37.50
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/18/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Victoria Bynum is professor of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author ofThe Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil WarandUnruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South(both from UNC Press).

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