Inside the Great House: Planter Family Life in Eighteenth-century Chesapeake Society

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Cornell University Press, 1986 - History - 305 pages
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Great book. Essential reading for early US history.

Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
17
Parents and Children
25
Sex Roles and Female Identity
55
The Meaning of Deference
82
Husbands
126
The Social World
175
Inheritance
231
The Family in Illness
249
Toward a History of Early American Family Life
281
Index
301
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Daniel Blake Smith is the author of "Inside the Great House: Planter Family Life in Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake Society" and a professor of colonial American history at the University of Kentucky.

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