Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country / Edition 1

Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country / Edition 1

by Stephanie McCurry
     
 

In this innovative study of the South Carolina Low Country, author Stephanie McCurry explores the place of yeomanry in plantation society--the complex web of domestic and public relations within which they were enmeshed, and the contradictory politics of slave society by which these small-holdings landowners achieved status from the region's powerful planters. 320 pp.… See more details below

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In this innovative study of the South Carolina Low Country, author Stephanie McCurry explores the place of yeomanry in plantation society--the complex web of domestic and public relations within which they were enmeshed, and the contradictory politics of slave society by which these small-holdings landowners achieved status from the region's powerful planters. 320 pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195117950
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
344
Sales rank:
670,456
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Tables
1Boundaries of Power5
2Producing Independence37
3Unequal Masters92
4"Like a Great Family": Nullification Revivals and the Making of Popular Religion in the Low Country130
5"Households of Faith": Gender, Power, and Proslavery Christianity171
6Slavery, Gender, and the "Social Fabrick"208
7Manly Resistance, Slavish Submission, and the Political Culture of the Low Country239
8"To Repel the Invaders at the Threshold"277
Appendix305
Index313

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