The Free Women of Petersburg: Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860
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BeschreibungIn this book, which has important implications for our vision of thefemale past, Suzanne Lebsock examines the question, Did the position ofwomen in America deteriorate or improve in the first half of thenineteenth century?
PortraitSuzanne Lebsock is a recipient of a MacArthur fellowship and professor of history at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her work winning The Free Women of Petersburg received the Bancroft Prize. She lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
PressestimmenThis is one of those rare books which breaks new ground. Southern urban women, black and white, in the antebellum years were different from their plantation counterparts, but Suzanne Lebsock is the first historian to find a way to examine their life experience in illuminating detail. --Anne Firor Scott, Duke University
Untertitel: Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: W W NORTON & CO INC
Erscheinungsdatum: August 1985
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten