Within the Plantation Household
Black and White Women of the Old South
ISBN10: 080784232X ISBN13: 9780807842324 Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr Published: Oct 1 1988 Weight: 1.85lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
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.