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Out of the House of Bondage : The Transformation of the Plantation Household

Author: Thavolia Glymph
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008. ©2008
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thavolia Glymph
ISBN: 9780521879019 0521879019 9780521703987 0521703980
OCLC Number: 128236460
Description: xiii, 279 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Gender of Violence --
"Beyond the Limits of Decency": Women in Slavery --
Making "Better Girls": Mistresses, Slave Women, and the Claims of Domesticity --
"Nothing but Deception in Them": The War Within --
Out of the House of Bondage: A Sundering of Ties, 1865-1866 --
"Makeshift Kind of Life": Free Women and Free Homes --
"Wild Notions of Right and Wrong": From the Plantation Household to the Wider World.
Responsibility: Thavolia Glymph.

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Glymph challenges popular depictions of mistresses as 'friends' and 'allies' of slaves in the plantation household.  Read more...
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"The intellectually sophisticated and analytically acute Thavolia Glymph compels serious reconsideration of the transition in the relations of southern black and white women. Sensitive to the Read more...

 
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