×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
     

Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860

by Suzanne Lebsock
 
In a new book that has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century? Winner of the Bancroft Prize for 1985.

Overview

In a new book that has important implications for our vision of the female past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position of women in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of the nineteenth century? Winner of the Bancroft Prize for 1985.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Beth Norton
“Suzanne Lebsock's careful and precisely crafted study is a major contribution to American women's history. Her comprehensive analysis of one community during a key transitional period sheds new light on such important subjects as women's legal status, their work lives inside and outside the home, and the differing experience of black and white women. Her intelligence and hard work show on every page.”
Anne Firor Scott
“This is one of those rare books which breaks new ground. Southern urban women, black and white, in the antebellum years were different from their plantation counterparts, but Suzanne Lebsock is the first historian to find a way to examine their life experience in illuminating detail.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393017380
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1984
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1300L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Lebsock is a recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and professor of history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her work winning The Free Women of Petersburg received the Bancroft Prize. She lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews