The Plantation Mistress: Woman's World in the Old South

by Catherine Clinton

Paperback, 1984

Status

Available

Publication

Pantheon (1984), Edition: 1st, 331 pages

Description

This study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers a serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, the author sets before us the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master.

Rating

½ (23 ratings; 3.8)

User reviews

LibraryThing member susan3
An interesting view of the strength of women in the south.

Language

Original language

English

Original publication date

1982

Physical description

331 p.; 5.13 inches

ISBN

0394722531 / 9780394722535
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