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Searching for Their Places is a collection inspired by the Fifth Southern Conference on Women’s History. The essays in this volume are particularly astute in assessing how southern women, in the course of “searching for their places,” have individually or collectively sought to empower themselves. The essays, written by outstanding historians in this field, represent some of the freshest and most exciting scholarship about women in the South. They convincingly illustrate how the national experience looks different when southern women become the focus.
The essayists use extensive analyses of primary source materials to examine a variety of issues that have confronted women in the South from the days of English colonization through the civil rights struggles of the post–World War II era. The collection is well balanced in its periodization, with one essay on the seventeenth century, four on the antebellum years, one on the Civil War, three on the immediate postbellum era, and four based in the twentieth century.
Studying women of different colors, backgrounds, and stations across the region and across four centuries, Searching for Their Places will appeal to historians, the general reader, and anyone interested in women’s studies.
|Pocahontas Was Not the Only One: Indian Women and Their English Liaisons in Seventeenth-Century Virginia||13|
|"Nocturnal Adventures in Mulatto Alley": Sex in Charleston, South Carolina||37|
|"Mah Pappy Belong to a Neighbor": The Effects of Abroad Marriages on Missouri Slave Families||57|
|"With Humbled and Painfully Blited Feelings": A Southwest Virginia Woman in "the Great Wourld" of Richmond, 1837-1840||79|
|Active Faith: The Participation of Louisiana Women in Antebellum Religous Services||101|
|A History of Captivity and a History of Freedom: Race in a Civil War Household of Single Women||122|
|Women's Role in the Transformation of Winnie Davis into the Daughter of the Confederacy||144|
|Abbie Holmes Christensen and the Politics of Maternalism and Race: Beaufort, South Carolina, 1890-1938||161|
|Promotoing Tradition, Embracing Change: The Poppenheim Sisters of Charleston||179|
|A Murder in the Kentucky Mountains: Pine Mountain Settlement School and Community Relations in the 1920s||196|
|Gender and Sectionalism in New Deal Politics: Southern White Women's Campaign for Labor Reform||218|
|Exposing Anger and Discontent: Esther Bubley's Portrait of the Upper South during World War II||238|
|"With All Deliberate Speed": The Integration of the League of Women Voters of New Orleans, 1953-1963||261|
|About the Editors and the Contributors||285|