Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South

TitleSingle, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsMolloy, Marie
Number of Pages240
PublisherThe University of South Carolina Press
City, CountryColumbia
Abstract

Molloy delves into these themes of single-life and patriarchy and their effects through the lens of the various facets of the female life: femininity, family, work, friendship, law, and property. By examining letters and diaries of more than three hundred white, native-born, southern women, Molloy creates a broad and eloquent study on the relatively overlooked population of single women in both the urban and plantation slaveholding South. She concludes that these women were, in various ways, pioneers and participants of a slow, but definite process of change in the antebellum era. (Amazon)

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