0813920914 0813920914 Review "No scholar has studied hunting in the antebellum period in such detail...with such care and sophistication..." -- Ted Ownby, University of
Mississippi, author of Subduing Satan: Religion, Recreation, and Manhood in the Rural South, 1865-1920 Product Description The hunt, like the church, courthouse, and family, played an integral role in southern society and culture during the antebellum era. Regardless of color or class, southern men hunted. Although hunters always recognized the tangible gains of their mission-meat, hides, furs-they also used the hunt to communicate ideas of gender, race, class, masculinity, and community. Hunting was very much a social activity, and for many white hunters it became a drama in which they could display their capacity for mastery over women, blacks, the natural world, and their own passions. Nicolas Proctor argues in Bathed in Blood that because slaves frequently accompanied white hunters into the field, whites often believed that hunting was a pa ...
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