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Author Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth, 1941-2007.

Title Within the plantation household : Black and White women of the Old South / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1988]
©1988

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 UniM Bail  305.40975 FOXG    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 544 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series Gender and American culture.
Gender & American culture.
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 463-529.
Contents Chapter 1 Southern Women, Southern Households 37 -- Chapter 2 View from the Big House 100 -- Chapter 3 Between Big House and Slave Community 146 -- Chapter 4 Gender Conventions 192 -- Chapter 5 Imaginative Worlds of Slaveholding Women: Louisa Susanna McCord and Her Countrywomen 242 -- Chapter 6 Women Who Opposed Slavery 290 -- Chapter 7 And Women Who Did Not 334.
Summary 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.
Subject African American women -- Southern States -- History.
Women, White -- Southern States -- History.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Slavery -- Southern States -- History.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
ISBN 080784232X (paperback: alk. paper)
0807818089 (alk. paper)