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Within the Plantation Household: Black and White Women of the Old South (Gender and American Culture)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"Asks us to put aside simple generalizations and explore the complicated world that masters and slaves built together on their terms, not ours. . . . Fox-Genovese provides a rich analysis . . . without losing her critical eye or her amazing capacity for empathy. Like no other historian before or since."

Civil War Times [A] well-written and thoroughly researched social history.

New Yorker Elizabeth Fox-Genovese . . . . succeeds brilliantly.

—Mechal Sobel, New York Times Book Review Virtually every sentence stimulates and every page challenges. . . . A vivid, extensive chonicle of Southern women's daily existence .

Publisher's Weekly An ambitious book . . . . Elizabeth Fox-Genovese elevates American women's history to a new level of sophistication.

—Nell Irvin Painter, Princeton University

Synopsis:

This important book challenges many current notions about antebellum southern women, white and black. Bound in a web of intimacy fraught with violence, the lives of slave women were intertwined, but they were never linked in sisterhood. Although mistresses and slaves shared a common household, they were radically different from each other, and Within the Plantation Household documents the difficult class relations between slaveholding and slave women.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

A powerful historical study in which the author's use of letters, memoirs, oral histories, as well as extensive archival sources bring black and white women's lives and identities to light in the antebellum South.

About the Author

Elizabeth Fox-Genovese is Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities and professor of history at Emory University. She is author of Feminism Without Illusions: A Critique of Individualism and coauthor of Fruits of Merchant Capital: Slavery and Bourgeois Property in the Rise and Expansion of Capitalism.

Table of Contents

Contents>

Acknowledgments

Prologue

Chapter One Southern Women, Southern Households

Chapter Two The View from the Big House

Chapter Three Between Big House and Slave Community

Chapter Four Gender Conventions

Chapter Five The Imaginative Worlds of Slaveholding Women: Louisa Susanna McCord and Her Countrywomen

Chapter Six Women Who Opposed Slavery

Chapter Seven And Women Who Did Not

Epilogue

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Illustrations

John Gayle as governor of Alabama, ca. 1835 / 19

Gayle House, Greensboro, Alabama / 20

Letter from Sarah Gayle to John Gayle, 19 May 1831 / 21

Sand Hills Plantation, Richland County, South Carolina / 122

Pond Bluff Plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina / 124

Gippy Plantation, Berkeley County, South Carolina / 125

Retreat Plantation, St. Simon's Island, Georgia / 125

Anna Matilda Page King, 1870 / 126

Kitchen and smokehouse on the Pond Bluff Plantation / 168

Kitchen on the Bloomsbury Plantation, Camden, South Carolina / 169

Woman and child in rice field, Sapelo Island, Georgia / 170

Woman at work, Ben Hill County, Georgia / 171

Keziah Goodwyn Hopkins Brevard, ca. 1830 / 217

Virginia Tunstall Clay, 1850s / 218

Octavia Walton LeVert, ca. 1840 / 220

Nancy Fort, ca. 1800 / 221

Bust of Louisa S. McCord / 264 McCord House, Columbia, South Carolina / 265

Caroline Georgia Wylly Couper, ca. 1830 / 266

Lucy Muse Walton Fletcher and the Reverend Patterson Fletcher, 1850s / 267

Women pounding rice, Sapelo Island, Georgia / 310

"Old Sarah," ca. 1840 / 311

Midwife in Glynn County, Georgia, ca. 1930 / 312

Mary Boykin Chesnut, ca. 1840 / 350

Lucy Muse Walton Fletcher, ca. 1870 / 351

Mulberry Plantation, near Camden, South Carolina / 352

Virginia Tunstall Clay-Clopton, 1860s / 353

Harriet Jacobs, ca. 1890 / 385

Letter from Harriet Jacobs to Amy Post, 23 May [n.d.] / 386

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807842324
Author:
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth
Location:
Chapel Hill :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Women's Studies - History
Subject:
Southern states
Subject:
Plantation life
Subject:
Southern States Race relations History.
Subject:
White women -- Southern States -- History.
Subject:
White women
Subject:
Esclavitud
Subject:
Femmes
Subject:
Vie dans les plantations
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Esclavage
Subject:
Mujeres blancas
Subject:
Plantaciones
Subject:
Relaciones raciales
Subject:
class relations; women; slaveholders; slave; gender; class relations; southern women; northern women; American South; African American; American Studies
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
class relations
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Slaveholders
Subject:
slave
Subject:
Gender.
Subject:
southern women
Subject:
northern women
Subject:
American South
Subject:
African-American
Subject:
American studies
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Gender and American Culture
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
December 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
563
Dimensions:
9.27x5.97x1.51 in. 1.84 lbs.

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Product details 563 pages University of North Carolina Press - English 9780807842324 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This important book challenges many current notions about antebellum southern women, white and black. Bound in a web of intimacy fraught with violence, the lives of slave women were intertwined, but they were never linked in sisterhood. Although mistresses and slaves shared a common household, they were radically different from each other, and Within the Plantation Household documents the difficult class relations between slaveholding and slave women.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , A powerful historical study in which the author's use of letters, memoirs, oral histories, as well as extensive archival sources bring black and white women's lives and identities to light in the antebellum South.
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