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.
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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