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Lives Full of Struggle and Triumph: Southern Women, Their Institutions, and Their Communities

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"A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern women's history."--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky University

Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern women. Through topics as diverse as the rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and  the organization of labor in the apparel industry, these essays ...

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Overview

"A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern women's history."--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky University

Spanning the sweep of southern women's history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern women. Through topics as diverse as the rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and  the organization of labor in the apparel industry, these essays explore how southern women constantly moved beyond the traditional confines of race, class, and gender to resist the restrictions of a patriarchal society and assert themselves through organizations and institutions in their communities and personal lives.

Contents

Introduction, by Anne Firor Scott

Part I. The Private World

1. "The Empire of My Heart": The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd, by Paula A. Treckel

2. The New Andromeda: Sarah Morgan and the Post-Civil War Domestic Ideal, by Giselle Roberts

3. "The Worst Results in Mississippi May Prove the Best for Us": Blanche Butler Ames and Reconstruction, by Warren Ellem

4. "College Girls": The Female Academy and Female Identity in the Old South, by Anya Jabour

Part II. The Civil War Era

5. "'Tis True That Our Southern Ladies Have Done and Are Still Acting a Conspicuous Part in This War": Women on the Confederate Home Front in Edgefield County, South Carolina, by Orville Vernon Burton

6.  Ministries in Black and White: The Catholic Nuns of St. Augustine, 1859-1869, by Barbara E. Mattick

7. The Rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1894-1914, by Karen L. Cox

Part III. The Segregation Era

8. Keepers of the Hearth: Women, the Klan, and Traditional Family Values, by Glenn Feldman

9. Warm Personal Friend, or Worse Than Hitler? How Southern Women Viewed Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945, by Pamela Tyler

Part IV. The Era of Social Change

10. Esther Cooper Jackson: A Life in the Whirlwind, by Sarah Hart Brown

11. From Sharecropper to Schoolteacher: Thelma McGee's Mississippi Girlhood, by Kathi Kern

12. "Bridges Burned to a Privileged Past": Anne Braden and the Southern Freedom Movement, by Catherine Fosl

13. Vivion Brewer of Arkansas: A Ladylike Assault on the "Southern Way of Life," by Elizabeth Jacoway

14. After the Wives Went to Work: Organizing Women in the Southern Apparel Industry, by Michelle Haberland

Bruce Clayton is Harry A. Logan Professor of History at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. He is the author of a biography of W. J. Cash and has co-authored a previous book with John Salmond, Debating Southern History: Ideas and Actions in the Twentieth Century South.

John A. Salmond is professor of American history at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike; “My Mind Set on Freedom”: A History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968; and The General Textile Strike of 1934: From Maine to Alabama (2002).

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616101114
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 9/24/2009
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction 1
1 "The Empire of My Heart": The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd 11
2 The New Andromeda: Sarah Morgan and the Post-Civil War Domestic Ideal 37
3 "The Worst Results in Mississippi May Prove the Best for Us": Blanche Butler Ames and Reconstruction 57
4 "College Girls": The Female Academy and Female Identity in the Old South 74
5 " 'Tis True that Our Southern Ladies Have Done and Are Still Acting a Conspicuous Part in This War": Women on the Confederate Home Front in Edgefield County, South Carolina 95
6 Ministries in Black and White: The Catholic Nuns of St. Augustine, 1859-1869 109
7 The Rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1894-1914 126
8 Keepers of the Hearth: Women, the Klan, and Traditional Family Values 149
9 A Warm, Personal Friend, or Worse Than Hitler? How Southern Women Viewed Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945 181
10 Esther Cooper Jackson: A Life in the Whirlwind 203
11 From Sharecropper to Schoolteacher: Thelma McGee's Mississippi Girlhood 225
12 "Bridges Burned to a Privileged Past": Anne Braden and the Southern Freedom Movement 247
13 Vivion Brewer of Arkansas: A Ladylike Assault on the "Southern Way of Life" 264
14 After the Wives Went to Work: Organizing Women in the Southern Apparel Industry 283
Notes on the Contributors 303
Index 309
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