Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress

Rebecca J. Fraser

Born to a privileged middle-class family in 1830s New York State, Sarah Hicks' decision to marry Benjamin Williams, a physician and slaveholder from Greene County, North Carolina, in 1853, was met with slight amazement by her parents, siblings and friends, not least her brother-in-law, James Monroe Brown, a committed anti-slavery campaigner from Ohio. This book traces Sarah's journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled the everyday realities of plantation mistress to the gender script which she had been raised with in the North. She also faced familial divisions and disharmony with her northern kin and new southern in-laws, and the recognition that her whiteness and class accorded her special privileges in the context of mid-nineteenth century America.

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  • List of Images Series Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: Reading Letters, Telling Stories, and Writing History 'Everything Is So Different Here': Changing Cultural Landscapes An Identity in Transit: From 'True Woman' to 'Southern Lady' Familial Relations: North and South Articulating a Southern Self: Georgia, Sunnyside and the Confederacy Reconstructing Southern Womanhood Postscript Notes Bibliography

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書名 Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress
著作者等 Fraser Rebecca
Fraser Rebecca J.
シリーズ名 Genders and sexualities in history
出版元 Palgrave Macmillan
刊行年月 2013
ページ数 xiii, 218 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9780230300705
NCID BB11359779
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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