Gender, Race and Family in Nineteenth Century America: From Northern Woman to Plantation Mistress

Front Cover
Palgrave Macmillan, Jan 1, 2013 - History - 218 pages
0 Reviews
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.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Reading Letters Telling Stories and Writing History
1
Changing Cultural Landscapes
15
From True Woman to Southern Lady
41
North and South
71
Georgia Sunnyside and the Confederacy
103
5 Reconstructing Southern Womanhood
134
Postscript
160
Notes
167
Bibliography
198
Index
215
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2013)

REBECCA FRASER carried out her doctoral work at the University of Warwick. She is currently a lecturer of American History and Culture in the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia.

Bibliographic information