Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South

Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South

by Marie S. Molloy

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611178708
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
Publication date: 07/15/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author


Marie S. Molloy is a lecturer in American history at Manchester Metropolitan University and an honorary research fellow at Keele University in the United Kingdom. She earned her Ph.D. in American history at Keele University and is working on a book-length study of a select group of single women during the turbulent times of the American Civil War South. Molloy lives in Nantwich in Cheshire, England, with her husband and their three daughters.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Construction of Femininity in the Antebellum South 11

Chapter 2 Single Women and the Southern Family 40

Chapter 3 Work 74

Chapter 4 Female Friendship 110

Chapter 5 Law, Property, and the Single Woman 134

Conclusion 167

Notes 173

Bibliography 205

Index 221

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