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A hard fight for we : women's transition from slavery to freedom in South Carolina

Author: Leslie A Schwalm
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997.
Series: Women in American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focusing on slave women on the rice plantations of low-country South Carolina, Leslie Schwalm offers a thoroughly researched account of their vital roles in antebellum plantation life and in the wartime collapse of slavery, and their efforts as freedwomen to recover from the impact of war while redefining life and labor in the postbellum period.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schwalm, Leslie A. (Leslie Ann), 1956-
Hard fight for we.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605048582
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie A Schwalm
ISBN: 0252022599 9780252022593 0252066308 9780252066306
OCLC Number: 35808344
Description: xiii, 394 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Women always did this work" : slave women and plantation labor --
"Ties to bind them all together" : the social and reproductive labor of slave women --
"A hard fight for we" : slave women and the Civil War --
"Without mercy" : the end of war and the final destruction of lowcountry slavery --
"The simple act of emancipation : the first year of freedom --
"In their own way" --
women and work in the postbellum South --
"And so to establish family relations" : race, gender, and family in the postbellum crisis of free labor.
Series Title: Women in American history.
Responsibility: Leslie A. Schwalm.
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