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The Resource Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress, Rebecca J. Fraser

Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress, Rebecca J. Fraser

Label
Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress
Title
Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America
Title remainder
from northern woman to plantation mistress
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca J. Fraser
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Chronicles the life of Sarah F. Williams (née Hicks), who was born in New Hartford, NY, educated at the Albany Academy, and then married a plantation owner from North Carolina, who subsequently moved to Georgia. The story is told on the basis of letters she wrote to her parents and sisters from 1853 through the Civil War to 1917--Provided by Publisher
  • Sarah Hicks Williams was the northern-born wife of an antebellum slaveholder. Rebecca Fraser traces her journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled her new role as plantation mistress to the gender script she had been raised with in the North.
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fraser, Rebecca J.
Dewey number
305.30973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Genders and sexualities in history series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Gender identity
  • United States
  • United States
Summary expansion
Born to a privileged middle-class family in 1830s New York State, Sarah Hicks' decision to marry Benjamin Williams, a physician and slaveholder from Greene County, North Carolina, in 1853, was met with slight amazement by her parents, siblings and friends, not least her brother-in-law, James Monroe Brown, a committed anti-slavery campaigner from Ohio. This book traces Sarah's journey as she relocates to Clifton Grove, the Williams' slaveholding plantation, presenting her with complex dilemmas as she reconciled the everyday realities of plantation mistress to the gender script which she had been raised with in the North. She also faced familial divisions and disharmony with her northern kin and new southern in-laws, and the recognition that her whiteness and class accorded her special privileges in the context of mid-nineteenth century America
Label
Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress, Rebecca J. Fraser
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384488/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of images -- Series preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: reading letters, telling stories, and writing history -- "Everything is so different here" : changing cultural landscapes -- An identity in transit : from "true woman" to "southern lady" -- Familial relations : north and south -- Articulating a southern self : georgia, sunnyside and the confederacy -- Reconstructing southern womanhood -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17317599
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780230300705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800030504
Label
Gender, race and family in nineteenth century America : from northern woman to plantation mistress, Rebecca J. Fraser
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:384488/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
List of images -- Series preface -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: reading letters, telling stories, and writing history -- "Everything is so different here" : changing cultural landscapes -- An identity in transit : from "true woman" to "southern lady" -- Familial relations : north and south -- Articulating a southern self : georgia, sunnyside and the confederacy -- Reconstructing southern womanhood -- Postscript -- Notes -- Bibliography
Control code
FIEb17317599
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 218 pages
Isbn
9780230300705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800030504

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