A Family Venture / Edition 1

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Overview

'A Family Venture explores a great unwritten chapter of the American past. Sensitive to questions of gender, race, and class, yet free of jargon Cashin's work provides a scholarly and accessible portrait of the southern frontier. Her splendid research and vivid prose provide a compelling volume. This terrific book deserves a wide audience and will surely spark a stampede of future studies on this exciting new historical frontier.'
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Editorial Reviews

William and Mary Quarterly - Jane Turner Censer

Cashin's A Family Venture is a deceptively slim volume that packs quite a wallop. In a relatively few pages she comments intelligently, provocatively, and originally on many of the most disputed subjects in southern history—the structure and function of planter families, the status and power of white women, the temperament and achievements of western migrants, and the nature of master-slave relations. Writing with clarity and grace, Cashin brings fresh interpretations to complex problems.

American Historical Review - Sarah Deutsch

This lively, human exploration of race, class, and gender in westering before the great leap of the 1850s provides a new look at the impact of individualism in unsuspected places.

William and Mary Quarterly

Cashin's A Family Venture is a deceptively slim volume that packs quite a wallop. In a relatively few pages she comments intelligently, provocatively, and originally on many of the most disputed subjects in southern history—the structure and function of planter families, the status and power of white women, the temperament and achievements of western migrants, and the nature of master-slave relations. Writing with clarity and grace, Cashin brings fresh interpretations to complex problems.

— Jane Turner Censer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801849640
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 10/1/1994
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Rutgers University at Camden
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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
1. The Ties of Nature: The Planter Family in the Seaboard 9
2. In Search of Manly Independence: The Migration Decision 32
3. A New World: Journey and Settlement 53
4. A Little More of This World's Goods: Family, Kinship, and Economics 78
5. To Live Like Fighting Cocks: Independence, Sex Roles, and Slavery 99
Conclusion 119
A Note on the Tables 122
Tables 126
Notes 144
Index 195
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