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

Author: V Lynn Kennedy
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : John Hopkins pbk. edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V Lynn Kennedy
ISBN: 9781421405803 1421405806
OCLC Number: 769546116
Description: viii, 277 pages ; 23 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: by V. Lynn Kennedy.
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Kennedy's systematic and thoughtful study distinguishes southern approaches to childbirth and motherhood from northern ones, showing how slavery and rural living contributed to a particularly  Read more...

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A wonderful book about women (slaves and whites) who mixed daily routines in a plantation setting and shared some aspects unique to their gender-birthing, motherhood, and the OldSouth environment... Read more...

 
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