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Southern honor : ethics and behavior in the old South

Author: Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1982.
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Explains the importance of the concept of honor in Southern society and examines family relationships, courtship, marriage, miscegenation, dueling, and slave insurrections.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bertram Wyatt-Brown
ISBN: 0195031199 9780195031195 0195033108 9780195033106
OCLC Number: 8114326
Description: xxiv, 597 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part One --
Honor in literary perspective --
Primal honor : Valor, blood and bonding --
Primal honor : The tensions of patriarchy --
Gentility --
Part Two --
Family and gender behavior --
Fathers, mothers, and progeny --
Male youth and honor --
A young man's career : Cultural and familial limits --
Strategies of courtship and marriage --
Women in a man's world : Role and self-image --
Law, property, and male dominance --
Male custom in family life --
Status, law, and sexual misconduct --
Part Three --
Structures of rivalry and social control --
Personal strategies and community life : Hospitality, gambling and combat --
Honor, shame, and justice in a slavocracy --
Policing slave society : Insurrectionary scares --
Charivari and lynch law --
The anatomy of a wife-killing.
Responsibility: Bertram Wyatt-Brown.

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"Students who have rad it for reports Love it! Seriously considering it as a secondary text."--Harvey W. Jackson, Jacksonville State Univ."The most original, creative, and provocative study of social Read more...

 
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