Wilkie, Laurie A.

The Archaeology of Mothering : An African-American Midwife's Tale. - 1st ed. - 1 online resource (260 pages) - eBooks on Demand .

Front Cover -- The Archaeology of Mothering -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Figures -- List of Tables -- Acknowledgments -- Prologue -- 1. Why an Archaeology of Mothering? -- 2. The Perryman Family of Mobile -- Narrative Interlude I -- 3. African-American Mothering and Enslavement -- Narrative Interlude II -- 4. Mothering and Domesticity in Freedom: Ideology and Practice -- Narrative Interlude III -- 5. Midwifery as Mother's Work -- Narrative Interlude IV -- 6. To Mother or Not to Mother -- Narrative Interlude V -- 7. Midwifery and Scientific Mothering -- Narrative Interlude VI -- 8. Conclusions: The Many Ideologies of African-American Motherhood -- Bibliography -- Index.

Using archaeological materials recovered from a housesite in Mobile, Alabama, Laurie Wilkie explores how one extended African-American family engaged with competing and conflicting mothering ideologies in the post-Emancipation South.

9780203821176


African American midwives -- Alabama -- Mobile -- Biography.
African American mothers -- Social conditions.
Motherhood -- United States -- History.
Perryman, Lucrecia.
Women slaves -- United States -- Social conditions.


Electronic books.

RG950.P474 -- W54 2003

618.2008996073