Unruly Women: The Politics of Social and Sexual Control in the Old South

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UNC Press Books, 1992 - Social Science - 233 pages
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In this richly detailed and imaginatively researched study, Victoria Bynum investigates "unruly" women in central North Carolina before and during the Civil War. Analyzing the complex and interrelated impact of gender, race, class, and region on the lives
  

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Contents

Race Class and Gender in Three Piedmont Counties
15
White Womanhood Black Womanhood Ideals and Realities in a Piedmont Slaveholding Society
35
The Limits of Paternalism Property Divorce and Domestic Relations
59
Punishing Deviant Women The State as Patriarch
88
The Struggle to Survive The Lives of Slave Free Black and Poor White Women during the Civil War
111
The Women Is as Bad as the Men Womens Participation in the Inner Civil War
130
Epilogue
151
Notes
159
Bibliography
203
Index
225
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Page xiii - Manuscripts in the Southern Historical Collection of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1941.

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Victoria E. Bynum is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of history at Texas State University, San Marcos. She is author of The Long Shadow of the Civil War: Southern Dissent and Its Legacies and The Free State of Jones: Mississippi's Longest Civil War.

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