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The Plantation Mistress

The Plantation Mistress

by Catherine Clinton

Editorial: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780307772480
Número de páginas: 352
Formatos: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
Tamaño de archivo: 9 Mb
Fecha de publicación: 2020-09-19
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This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, Clinton sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master. "The Plantation Mistress challenges and reinterprets a host of issues related to the Old South. The result is a book that forces us to rethink some of our basic assumptions about two peculiar ...