In the master's eye : representations of women, Blacks, and poor whites in antebellum Southern literature /
This book explores the way in which literature can be used to reinforce social power. Through rigorous readings of a series of antebellum plantation novels, Susan J. Tracy shows how the narrative strategies employed by proslavery Southern writers served to justify and perpetuate the oppression of wo...
|Published:||Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, c1995.|
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- I. The Antebellum South And the Production Of Southern Literature
- 2. the Production of Southern Literature
- 3. the Form of Southern Literature
- 4. the Genesis of the "Plantation Novel"
- II. Representations Of Women
- 6. Unmarried Women: the "Belle," Passive Sufferer Versus Spirited Woman
- 7. Unmarried Women: the "Spinster" And the "Fallen Woman"
- 8. Married Women: Mothers
- 9. Widows
- III. Representations Of Blacks
- 11. the Master-Slave Relationship Individual Portraits of Slaves
- 13. Representations of Poor Whites
- 14. the Problem of the Yeoman Farmer
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