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The Resource Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South, Marie S. Molloy

Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South, Marie S. Molloy

Label
Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South
Title
Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South
Statement of responsibility
Marie S. Molloy
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South investigates the lives of unmarried white women--from the pre- to the post-Civil War South--within a society that placed high value on women's marriage and motherhood. Marie S. Molloy examines female singleness to incorporate nonmarriage, widowhood, separation, and divorce. These single women were not subject to the laws and customs of coverture, in which females were covered by or subject to the governance of fathers, brothers, and husbands, and therefore lived with greater autonomy than married women. Molloy contends that the Civil War proved a catalyst for accelerating personal, social, economic, and legal changes for these women. Being a single woman during this time often meant living a creative and nuanced life, operating within a tight framework of traditional gender conventions while managing subtle changes that worked to their advantage. Singleness was often a route to autonomy and independence that over time expanded and reshaped traditional ideals of Southern womanhood"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molloy, Marie S
Dewey number
306.81/530975
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1438.S63
LC item number
M65 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Slaveholders
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Single women
  • Slaveholders
  • Southern States
Label
Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South, Marie S. Molloy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The construction of femininity in the antebellum South -- Single women and the southern family -- Work -- Female friendship -- Law, property, and the single woman
Control code
1028581574
Extent
1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611178715
Lccn
2018010955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vrmq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028581574
Label
Single, white, slaveholding women in the nineteenth-century American South, Marie S. Molloy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The construction of femininity in the antebellum South -- Single women and the southern family -- Work -- Female friendship -- Law, property, and the single woman
Control code
1028581574
Extent
1 online resource (x, 228 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781611178715
Lccn
2018010955
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv6vrmq3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028581574

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