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Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America : from Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress

By: Fraser, Rebecca.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Genders and Sexualities in History: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012Description: 1 online resource (235 p.).ISBN: 9781137291851.Subject(s): Gender identity | Gender identity | United States - Social conditions - 1865-1918 | United States -- Social conditions -- 1865-1918 | United States - Social conditions - To 1865 | United States -- Social conditions -- To 1865 | Women - United States - History - 19th century | Women -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America : from Northern Woman to Plantation MistressDDC classification: 305.30973 | 973.6092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reading Letters, Telling Stories and Writing History; 1 ""Everything Here is So Different"": Changing Cultural Landscapes; 2 An Identity in Transit: From ""True Woman"" to ""Southern Lady""; 3 Familial Relations: North and South; 4 Articulating a Southern Self: Georgia, Sunnyside and the Confederacy; 5 Reconstructing Southern Womanhood; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Reading Letters, Telling Stories and Writing History; 1 ""Everything Here is So Different"": Changing Cultural Landscapes; 2 An Identity in Transit: From ""True Woman"" to ""Southern Lady""; 3 Familial Relations: North and South; 4 Articulating a Southern Self: Georgia, Sunnyside and the Confederacy; 5 Reconstructing Southern Womanhood; Postscript; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.

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REBECCA FRASER carried out her doctoral work at the University of Warwick, UK. She is currently a lecturer of American History and Culture in the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

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