A hard fight for we : women's transition from slavery to freedom in South Carolina
Focusing on slave women on the rice plantations of low-country South Carolina, Leslie Schwalm offers a thoroughly researched account of their vital roles in antebellum plantation life and in the wartime collapse of slavery, and their efforts as freedwomen to recover from the impact of war while redefining life and labor in the postbellum period
Print Book, English, ©1997
University of Illinois Press, Urbana, ©1997
xiii, 394 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
9780252022593, 9780252066306, 0252022599, 0252066308
"Women always did this work" : slave women and plantation labor
"Ties to bind them all together" : the social and reproductive labor of slave women
"A hard fight for we" : slave women and the Civil War
"Without mercy" : the end of war and the final destruction of lowcountry slavery
"The simple act of emancipation : the first year of freedom
"In their own way"
women and work in the postbellum South
"And so to establish family relations" : race, gender, and family in the postbellum crisis of free labor