Sorry, the book that you are looking for is not available right now.
We did a search for other books with a similar title, however there were no matches. You can try selecting from a similar category, click on the author's name, or use the search box above to find your book.
Focusing on Petersburg, Virginia, Professor Lebsock is able to demonstrate and explain how the status of women could change for the better in an antifeminist environment. She weaves the experiences of individual women together with general social trends, to show, for example, how women's lives were changing in response to the economy and the institutions of property ownership and slavery.
By looking at what the Petersburg women did and thought and comparing their behavior with that of men, Lebsock discovers that they placed high value on economic security, on the personal, on the religious, and on the interests of other women. In a society committed to materialism, male dominance, and the maintenance of slavery, their influence was subversive. They operated from an alternative value system, indeed a distinct female culture.
"This is one of those rare books which breaks new ground. Southern urban women, black and white, in the antebellum years were different from their plantation counterparts, but Suzanne Lebsock is the first historian to find a way to examine their life experience in illuminating detail." -- Anne Firor Scott, Duke University
|Petersburg The Setting||p. 1|
|The Political Economy Of Marriage||p. 15|
|Loopholes Separate Estates||p. 54|
|Free Women Of Color||p. 87|
|Women Alone Property And Personalism||p. 112|
|Women Working||p. 146|
|Women Together Organizations||p. 195|
|Epilogu e On Feminism, Slavery And The Experience of Defeat||p. 237|
|An Essay On Sources||p. 250|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 17th August 1985
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.89 x 2.72
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1