Freedom's women : Black women and families in Civil War era Mississippi (Book, 1999) []
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Freedom's women : Black women and families in Civil War era Mississippi

Freedom's women : Black women and families in Civil War era Mississippi

Author: Noralee Frankel
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1999] ©1999
Series: Blacks in the diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"African American women both accepted and defied conventional definitions of private and public spheres. As freed women and men tried to minimize interference by their former owners, practically everything considered private became a public issue: marriage, mobility, parenthood, housing, and control over African American women's sexuality. Experiences such as pregnancy, nursing, the preparation of meals, and washing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Frankel, Noralee, 1950-
Freedom's women.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noralee Frankel
ISBN: 0253334950 9780253334954 0253212782 9780253212788
OCLC Number: 41049672
Description: xvi, 270 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Slavery --
The impact of the war of liberation on families and work --
Within the union lines --
Labor after the war --
Male and female intimate relationships --
Families --
Kin networks --
Series Title: Blacks in the diaspora.
Responsibility: Noralee Frankel.


Examines freedom's influence on the lives of African American women and families in Mississippi during and after the Civil War. Exploring issues of family and work, this book shows how African  Read more...


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Frankel's scholarship in this carefully researched and clearly written study is impressive. Her examination of Civil War widows' pension records and other primary sources reveals a great deal about Read more...

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