Out of the house of bondage : the transformation of the plantation household
Thavolia Glymph (Creator)
This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery, and Glymph challenges previous depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves.
Print Book, English, 2012
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Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
xi, 279 p.
9780521703987, 9780521879019, 0521703980, 0521879019
1. The gender of violence; 2. 'Beyond the limits of decency': women in slavery; 3. Making 'better girls': Southern women and the claims of domesticity; 4. 'Nothing but deception in them': the war within; 5. Out of the house of bondage: a sundering of ties, 1865–6; 6. 'A makeshift kind of life': free women and free homes; 7. 'Wild notions of right and wrong': from home to the streets.