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Southern honor : ethics and behavior in the old South / Bertram Wyatt-Brown.


New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
ISBN 9780195031195, 0195033108, 0195031199, 9780195033106

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Subjects Begriff.
Civilization.
Ehre.
États-Unis (Sud) -- Civilisation.
États-Unis (Sud) -- Conditions morales.
Geschichte (1800-1860)
Geschichte (1800-1900)
Honneur.
Honor.
Kultur.
Moral conditions.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Southern States -- Moral conditions.
Southern States.
USA -- Südstaaten.
Zivilisation.
Description xxiv, 597 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Bertram Wyatt-Brown's wide-ranging re-examination of pre-Civil War Southern culture demonstrates the pervasiveness of the age-old code of honor in many aspects of human relations, from child-rearing habits to criminal justice and lynch law. The author shows that honor was the animating force in the antebellum South, the very keystone of the slave-holding Southern morality." -- back cover.
Contents Part One -- Honor in literary perspective -- Primal honor : Valor, blood and bonding -- Primal honor : The tensions of patriarchy -- Gentility -- Part Two -- Family and gender behavior -- Fathers, mothers, and progeny -- Male youth and honor -- A young man's career : Cultural and familial limits -- Strategies of courtship and marriage -- Women in a man's world : Role and self-image -- Law, property, and male dominance -- Male custom in family life -- Status, law, and sexual misconduct -- Part Three -- Structures of rivalry and social control -- Personal strategies and community life : Hospitality, gambling and combat -- Honor, shame, and justice in a slavocracy -- Policing slave society : Insurrectionary scares -- Charivari and lynch law -- The anatomy of a wife-killing.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8114326
(OCoLC)ocm08114326
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Wyatt-Brown, Bertram, 1932-2012.
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