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The Resource Stepping lively in place : the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Linda Broussard

Stepping lively in place : the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Linda Broussard

Label
Stepping lively in place : the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi
Title
Stepping lively in place
Title remainder
the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Linda Broussard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Enlivened with profiles and vignettes of some of the remarkable people whose histories inform this study, Stepping Lively in Place shows how single, free women navigated life in a busy slave-encrusted river-port town before, during, and after the Civil War. It examines how single women in one city (including prostitutes, entre-preneurs, and elite plantation ladies) coped with life unencumbered, or unprotected, by husbands. The book pays close attention to the laws affecting Southern gender and sociocultural traditions, focusing especially on how the town's single women maneuvered adroitly but guardedly within the legal arena in which they lived. Joyce Linda Broussard looks at all types of single women--black and white, law-abiding and criminal--including spinsters, widows, divorcees, and abandoned women. She demonstrates the nuanced degrees to which these women understood that the legal, cultural, and social traditions of their place and time could alternately constrain or empower them, often achieving thereby a considerable amount of independence as women"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Broussard, Joyce Linda
Dewey number
305.409762/26
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ800.4.U62
LC item number
N383 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single women
  • Divorced women
  • Widows
  • Women, White
  • African American women
  • Free African Americans
  • Women
  • Sex role
  • Natchez (Miss.)
  • Natchez (Miss.)
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American women
  • Divorced women
  • Free African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Sex role
  • Single women
  • Social conditions
  • Widows
  • Women
  • Women, White
  • Mississippi
Label
Stepping lively in place : the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Linda Broussard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso
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
A note on terminology -- Antebellum Natchez : the place in which they stepped -- Stepping lively amid their shadows : the single white women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping out on their own : the divorcing women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping beyond their husbands' graves : the widows of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping lively in place : the Free-Black, not-married women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping lively at the edge : the disorderly, not-married women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping through the tumult : not-married women in Confederate and Yankee-occupied Natchez -- Stepping into the breach : the women of postbellum Natchez -- single and married, black and white -- Stepping through the ruins : personal sketches -- Epilogue
Control code
946142521
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348988
Lccn
2016016527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fk6tm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946142521
Label
Stepping lively in place : the not-married, free women of Civil-War-era Natchez, Mississippi, Joyce Linda Broussard
Publication
Note
"A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund publication"--Title page verso
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
A note on terminology -- Antebellum Natchez : the place in which they stepped -- Stepping lively amid their shadows : the single white women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping out on their own : the divorcing women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping beyond their husbands' graves : the widows of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping lively in place : the Free-Black, not-married women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping lively at the edge : the disorderly, not-married women of antebellum Natchez -- Stepping through the tumult : not-married women in Confederate and Yankee-occupied Natchez -- Stepping into the breach : the women of postbellum Natchez -- single and married, black and white -- Stepping through the ruins : personal sketches -- Epilogue
Control code
946142521
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 338 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348988
Lccn
2016016527
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt18fk6tm
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)946142521

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