Masterful women : slaveholding widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War /

Many early-nineteenth-century slaveholders considered themselves "masters" not only over slaves, but also over the institutions of marriage and family. According to historians, the privilege of mastery was reserved for white males. But slaveholding widows enjoyed material, legal, and cultu...

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Main Author: Wood, Kirsten E.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2004.
Series:Gender & American culture.
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Location: Upper Level

Call Number: 975.03 W876
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