Southern women : black and white in the Old South / Sally G. McMillen.

By: McMillen, Sally Gregory, 1944-Material type: TextTextSeries: American history series (Arlington Heights, Ill.): Publisher: Wheeling, Ill. : Harland Davidson, c2002Edition: 2nd edDescription: xii, 215 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 0882959638 (pbk.); 9780882959634 (pbk.)Subject(s): Women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | African American women -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Women -- Southern States -- Social conditionsDDC classification: 305.4/0975 LOC classification: HQ1438.A13 | M36 2002Other classification: NP 6020
Contents:
Family -- Courtship and marriage -- Miscegenation and sexuality -- Marriage -- Black women and marriage -- White women and marriage -- Laws and marriage -- Fertility -- Pregnancy -- Childbearing -- Motherhood and childrearing -- Education -- The school experience -- Education for the less privileged -- White women and religion -- Women's benevolence -- Black women and religion -- The meaning of southern women's work -- Slave labor -- Slave protest -- White women and work -- Work on the frontier -- Paid employment -- Nontraditional roles -- Interracial and class relationships -- Those who questioned slavery -- Elite white women -- Slave and free black women -- Yeoman and poor farmwives -- Coping skills and union supporters -- End of war -- Conclusion.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Family -- Courtship and marriage -- Miscegenation and sexuality -- Marriage -- Black women and marriage -- White women and marriage -- Laws and marriage -- Fertility -- Pregnancy -- Childbearing -- Motherhood and childrearing -- Education -- The school experience -- Education for the less privileged -- White women and religion -- Women's benevolence -- Black women and religion -- The meaning of southern women's work -- Slave labor -- Slave protest -- White women and work -- Work on the frontier -- Paid employment -- Nontraditional roles -- Interracial and class relationships -- Those who questioned slavery -- Elite white women -- Slave and free black women -- Yeoman and poor farmwives -- Coping skills and union supporters -- End of war -- Conclusion.

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Sally G. McMillen is Professor of history at Davidson College, where she has taught since 1988. She is also the author of Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing (1990), To Raise Up the South: Sunday Schools in Black and White Churches, 1865--1915 (2002) as well as several journal articles. She is co-editor of Major Problems in the History of the American South (1999).

Born and raised in southern California, she is the mother of two grown children. Her personal interests include running, hiking, biking, reading, and traveling.

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