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
     
 

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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 women’s

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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.

Product Details

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

Table of Contents

Preface ix(6)
Acknowledgments xv
INTRODUCTION Slavery "They were recognized as man and wife by their master and by all who knew them" 1(14)
ONE The Impact of the War of Liberation on Families and Work "So glad I'm free"
15(13)
TWO Within the Union Lines "The arrival among us of these hordes was like the oncoming of cities"
28(28)
THREE Labor after the War "A good hand for a woman"
56(23)
FOUR Male and Female Intimate Relationships "I was married to him under the flag"
79(44)
FIVE Families "They reared a family of children"
123(23)
SIX Kin Networks "The coloured people on the ... estate are generally friends of claimant, a number of them being relatives"
146(14)
SEVEN Communities "I lived within talking reach of them"
160(21)
Notes 181(70)
Bibliography 251

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