Freedom's Women: Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi

Freedom's Women: Black Women and Families in Civil War Era Mississippi

by Noralee Frankel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253334950

ISBN-13: 9780253334954

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Frankel's scholarship in this carefully researched and clearly written study is impressive.... The study is thoroughly documented with 70 pages of footnotes and a 14-page bibliography, refleccting Frankel's grasp of the secondary literature as well as extensive work in primary documents." —Choice

Freedom’s Women examines African American

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"Frankel's scholarship in this carefully researched and clearly written study is impressive.... The study is thoroughly documented with 70 pages of footnotes and a 14-page bibliography, refleccting Frankel's grasp of the secondary literature as well as extensive work in primary documents." —Choice

Freedom’s Women examines African American women’s experiences during the Civil War and early Reconstruction years in Mississippi. Exploring issues of family and work, the author shows how African American women’s attempts to achieve more control over their lives shaped their attitudes toward work, marriage, family, and community.

Indiana University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253334954
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,052,713
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Slavery1
1The Impact of the War of Liberation on Families and Work15
2Within the Union Lines28
3Labor after the War56
4Male and Female Intimate Relationships79
5Families123
6Kin Networks146
7Communities160
Notes181
Bibliography251

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