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Half sisters of history [electronic resource] : southern women and the American past / Catherine Clinton, editor.

Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 1994.
Series:
e-Duke books scholarly collection.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (254 p.)
Subjects:
Women -- Southern States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Long relegated to the margins of historical research, the history of women in the American South has rightfully gained prominence as a distinguished discipline. A comprehensive and much-needed tribute to southern women's history, Half Sisters of History brings together the most important work in this field over the past twenty years.This collection of essays by pioneering scholars surveys the roots and development of southern women's history and examines the roles of white women and women of color across the boundaries of class and social status from the founding of the nation
Contents:
Race, sex, and self-evident truths: the status of slave women during the era of the American Revolution / Jacqueline Jones
Southern Indians and the cult of true womenhood / Theda Perdue
Female slaves: sex roles and status in the antebellum plantation South / Deborah Gray White
Women's perspective on the patriarchy in the 1850s / Anne Firor Scott
Of Lily, Linda Brent, and Freud: a non-exceptionalist approach to race, class, and gender in the slave South / Nell Irvin Painter
Radical reconstruction and the property rights of Southern women / Suzanne D. Lebsock
Bloody terrain: freedwomen, sexuality, and violence during Reconstruction / Catherine Clinton
Scarlett O'Hara: the Southern lady as a new woman / Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Disorderly women: gender and labor militancy in the Appalachian South / Jacquelyn Dowd Hall
Black power: catalyst for feminism / Sara Evans.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
ISBN:
1-283-06242-9
9786613062420
0-8223-8188-5
OCLC:
191222226
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