Reconstructing the household : families, sex, and the law in the nineteenth-century south / Peter W. Bardaglio.
- Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, 
- Studies in legal history.
Studies in legal history
1 online resource (378 p.)
- Domestic relations -- Southern States -- History.
Families -- Southern States -- History.
- Electronic books.
- In Reconstructing the Household, Peter Bardaglio examines the connections between race, gender, sexuality, and the law in the nineteenth-century South. He focuses on miscegenation, rape, incest, child custody, and adoption laws to show how southerners struggled with the conflicts and stresses that surfaced within their own households and in the larger society during the Civil War era. Based on literary as well as legal sources, Bardaglio's analysis reveals how legal contests involving African Americans, women, children, and the poor led to a rethinking of families, sexuality, and the so
- Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART ONE. THE DAYS BEYOND THE FLOOD; 1. Patriarchy and the Law in the Old South; 2. Sex Crimes, Sexuality, and the Courts; 3. Keeping the Child; PART TWO. AFTER THE FLOOD; 4. The Transformation of Southern Legal Culture, 1860-1880; 5. The Evolution of Contractual Families; 6. The Forces of Persistence: Race, Blood, and Gender; 7. Domestic Governance in the New South; Appendix: Tables; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
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