Mistresses and Slaves by Marli F. Weiner
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Mistresses and Slaves
By Marli F. Weiner

Mistresses and Slaves

Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80

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Mistresses and Slaves by Marli F. Weiner

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Marli Weiner challenges much of the received wisdom on the domestic realm of the nineteenth-century southern plantation - a worked in which white mistresses and female slaves labored together to provide food, clothing, and medicines to the larger plantation community. Although divided by race, black and white women were joined by common female experiences and expectations of behavior. Because work and gender affected them as much as race, mistresses and female slaves interacted with one another very differently from the ways they interacted with men. Supported by the women's own words, Weiner offers fresh interpretations of the ideology of domesticity that influenced women's race relations before the Civil War, the gradual manner in which they changed during the war, and the harsher behaviors that resulted during Reconstruction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780252066238
ISBN-10: 0252066235
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 661mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: University of Illinois Press
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publish Date: 1-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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