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The plantation mistress : woman's world in the old South / Catherine Clinton.


1st ed.. New York : Pantheon Books, [1982] .
ISBN 0394516869, 0394722531

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Subjects États-Unis (Sud) -- Moeurs et coutumes -- 1775-1865.
Femmes propriétaires de plantation -- États-Unis (Sud)
Frau.
Manners and customs.
Patriarcat -- États-Unis (Sud)
Patriarchy -- Southern States.
Patriarchy.
Plantage.
Plantages.
Plantation life -- Southern States -- History.
Plantation owners' spouses -- Southern States.
Plantation owners' spouses.
Propriétaiers d'esclaves -- États-Unis (Sud)
Propriétaires de plantations -- Conjoints -- États-Unis (Sud)
Seksuele gebruiken.
Slaveholders -- Southern States.
Slaveholders.
Slavernij.
Southern States -- Social life and customs -- 1775-1865.
Southern States.
USA -- Südstaaten.
United States, Southern States -- History.
United States, Southern States -- Social life and customs.
Vrouwen.
Women -- Southern States -- History.
Women plantation owners -- Southern States.
Women plantation owners.
Description xix, 331 pages ; 25 cm
Copyright Date [1982]
©1982
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-323) and index.
Also issued online.
Summary This study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers a serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, the author sets before us the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master.
Contents Hidden lives -- Women in the land of cotton -- Slave of slaves -- Circle of kin -- The day to fix my fate -- The moral bind -- The fallen woman -- Equally their due -- Precious and precarious in body and soul -- Every woman was an island -- The curse of slavery -- The sexual dynamics of slavery -- Foucalt meets mandingo.
Geographic Area Southern States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8306802
(OCoLC)ocm08306802
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Clinton, Catherine, 1952-
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