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Born southern : childbirth, motherhood, and social networks in the old South

Author: V Lynn Kennedy
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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"In 'Born Southern, ' V. Lynn Kennedy addresses the pivotal roles of birth and motherhood in slaveholding families and communities in the Old South. She assesses the power structures of race, gender, and class -- both in the household and in the public sphere -- and how they functioned to construct a distinct antebellum southern society"--Cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Lynn Kennedy
ISBN: 9780801894176 0801894174
OCLC Number: 318641415
Description: viii, 277 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Idealizing birth and motherhood in the Antebellum south --
Conception and pregnancy: southern women's experiences of reproduction --
Childbirth: commonalities and divisions --
Motherhood: infant nurturing and identity --
Fatherhood and the southern patriarchy --
Birth and professional identity in the Antebellum south --
Birth, motherhood, and the sectional crisis.
Responsibility: V. Lynn Kennedy.

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