Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing / Edition 1

Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing / Edition 1

by Sally G. McMillen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0807121665

ISBN-13: 2900807121664

Pub. Date: 03/28/1997

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press

Sally G. McMillen has written an enthralling account of the childbearing and rearing responsibilities that consumed, often literally, the lives of women in the Old South. She explores the social, political, and medical influences of the time that led women to assume fervently the full responsibility for their "sacred occupation" and examines how a woman's maternal…  See more details below

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Sally G. McMillen has written an enthralling account of the childbearing and rearing responsibilities that consumed, often literally, the lives of women in the Old South. She explores the social, political, and medical influences of the time that led women to assume fervently the full responsibility for their "sacred occupation" and examines how a woman's maternal role ensured her value within the family and the greater society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900807121664
Publisher:
Louisiana State University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256

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