Southern Women/Everyday Life ca:1820-1880 Bibliography

Query: I am trying to "construct" a typical southern woman's life from the POV of what such a woman would be like, not just external trappings.

Response:

Abbott, Shirley Womenfolks: Growing Up Down South; Houghton,Mifflin; 1983

Alexander, Adele Logan Ambiguous Lives

Blassingame, John The Slave Community

Bleser, Carol In Joy and In Sorrow: Women, Family, and Marriage in the Victorian South; Oxford, 1991

Bynum, Victoria Unruly Women

Cashin, Joan A Family Venture

Chestnut, Mary Boykin A Diary From Dixie

Clinton, Catherine The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South

Clinton,Catherine & Silber, Nina, eds. Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War

East, Charles, ed. The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman; Simon & Schuster, NY; 1991

Faust, Drew Gilpin Mothers of Invention

Fox-Genovese, Elizabeth Within the Plantation Household

Genovese, Eugene Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made

Gutman, Herbert The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom

Hewitt, Nancy A. & Lebsock,Suzanne, eds. Visible Women

Jones, Jacqueline Labor of Love, Labor of Sorrow

King, Wilma A Northern Woman in the Plantation South; USC Press, 1993; should be available in paper Fall, 1996

Lebsock, Suzanne Free Women of Petersburg

Leslie, Kent Anderson Woman of Color, Daughter of Privilege; 1995

McMillan, Sally "book on childbearing in the south"

Morton, Patricia Discovering the Women in Slavery

Pringle, Elizabeth A Woman Rice Planter; ca. 1961

Scott, Anne Firor The Southern Lady: From Pedestal to Politics

Tucker, Susan Telling Memories Among Southern Women;Louisiana State U, 1988;

Varon, Elizabeth "Tippecanoe and the Ladies, Too", Journal of American History, 1995

White, Deborah Gray Ar'n't I a Woman?

Wolfe, Margaret Ripley Daughters of Canaan


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