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Author Frankel, Noralee, 1950-

Title Freedom's women : Black women and families in Civil War era Mississippi / by Noralee Frankel.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  976.200496073 FRAN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvi, 270 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Blacks in the diaspora
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-264) and index.
Contents Introduction: Slavery -- 1. The Impact of the War of Liberation on Families and Work -- 2. Within the Union Lines -- 3. Labor after the War -- 4. Male and Female Intimate Relationships -- 5. Families -- 6. Kin Networks -- 7. Communities.
Summary "African American women both accepted and defied conventional definitions of private and public spheres. As freed women and men tried to minimize interference by their former owners, practically everything considered private became a public issue: marriage, mobility, parenthood, housing, and control over African American women's sexuality. Experiences such as pregnancy, nursing, the preparation of meals, and washing clothes, certainly viewed as private by freed women, became areas of heated debate between employers and employees."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject African American women -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
African American families -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
Freedmen -- Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Mississippi -- Social aspects.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans.
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Social aspects.
ISBN 0253334950 (cl : alk. paper)
0253212782 (pa : alk. paper)