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The Resource Neither lady nor slave : working women of the Old South, edited by Susanna Delfino & Michele Gillespie

Neither lady nor slave : working women of the Old South, edited by Susanna Delfino & Michele Gillespie

Label
Neither lady nor slave : working women of the Old South
Title
Neither lady nor slave
Title remainder
working women of the Old South
Statement of responsibility
edited by Susanna Delfino & Michele Gillespie
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although historians over the past two decades have written extensively on the plantation mistress and the slave woman, they have largely neglected the world of the working woman. Neither Lady nor Slave pushes southern history beyond the plantation to examine the lives and labors of ordinary southern women--white, free black, and Indian. Contributors to this volume illuminate women's involvement in the southern market economy in all its diversity. Thirteen essays explore the working lives of a wide range of women--nuns and prostitutes, iron workers and basket weavers, teachers and domestic servants--in urban and rural settings across the South. By highlighting contrasts between paid and unpaid, officially acknowledged and "invisible" work within the context of cultural attitudes regarding women's proper place in society, the book sheds new light on the ambiguities that marked relations between race, class, and gender in the modernizing South
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
305.4/0975/09034
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1438.S63
LC item number
N445 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Neither lady nor slave : working women of the Old South, edited by Susanna Delfino & Michele Gillespie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Dollars never fail to melt their hearts : native women and the market revolution / James Taylor Carson -- Made by the hands of Indians : Cherokee women and trade / Sarah H. Hill -- Producing dependence: women, work, and yeoman households in low-country South Carolina / Stephanie McCurry -- A white woman, of middle age, would be preferred : children's nurses in the old south / Stephanie Cole -- Spheres of influence : working white and black women in Antebellum Savannah / Timothy J. Lockley -- Patient laborers : women at work in the formal economy of West(ern) Virginia / Barbara J. Howe -- Depraved and abandoned women : prostitution in Richmond, Virginia, across the civil war / E. Susan Barber --
  • The female academy and beyond : three Mordecai sisters at work in the old south / Emily Bingham and Penny Richards -- Peculiar professionals : the financial strategies of the New Orleans Ursulines / Emily Clark -- Faith and frugality in Antebellum Baltimore : the economic credo of the oblate sisters of providence / Diane Batts Morrow -- I can't get my bored on them old Lomes : female textile workers in the antebellum south / Bess Beatty -- To harden a lady's hand : gender politics, racial realities, and women millworkers in Antebellum Georgia / Michele Gillespie -- Invisible woman : female labor in the upper south's iron and mining industries / Susanne Delfino
Control code
49277486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780807854105
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002003436
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.
Label
Neither lady nor slave : working women of the Old South, edited by Susanna Delfino & Michele Gillespie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Dollars never fail to melt their hearts : native women and the market revolution / James Taylor Carson -- Made by the hands of Indians : Cherokee women and trade / Sarah H. Hill -- Producing dependence: women, work, and yeoman households in low-country South Carolina / Stephanie McCurry -- A white woman, of middle age, would be preferred : children's nurses in the old south / Stephanie Cole -- Spheres of influence : working white and black women in Antebellum Savannah / Timothy J. Lockley -- Patient laborers : women at work in the formal economy of West(ern) Virginia / Barbara J. Howe -- Depraved and abandoned women : prostitution in Richmond, Virginia, across the civil war / E. Susan Barber --
  • The female academy and beyond : three Mordecai sisters at work in the old south / Emily Bingham and Penny Richards -- Peculiar professionals : the financial strategies of the New Orleans Ursulines / Emily Clark -- Faith and frugality in Antebellum Baltimore : the economic credo of the oblate sisters of providence / Diane Batts Morrow -- I can't get my bored on them old Lomes : female textile workers in the antebellum south / Bess Beatty -- To harden a lady's hand : gender politics, racial realities, and women millworkers in Antebellum Georgia / Michele Gillespie -- Invisible woman : female labor in the upper south's iron and mining industries / Susanne Delfino
Control code
49277486
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780807854105
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002003436
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Gift of Stephen Harrigan, 2016 (Access. No. 2016-077). Paperbound.

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