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Intimate partner violence in New Orleans : gender, race, and reform, 1840-1900

Author: Ashley Baggett
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before the Civil War, some challenges and limits to the male privilege of chastisement existed, but the gendered power structure and the veil of privacy for families in the courts largely shielded abusers from criminal prosecution. However, the war upended gender expectations and increased female autonomy, leading to the demand for and brief recognition of women's right to be free from violence. [The author]  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baggett, Ashley.
Intimate partner violence in New Orleans.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017]
(DLC) 2017025890
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ashley Baggett
ISBN: 9781496815217 1496815211
OCLC Number: 983639325
Description: x, 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Husbands are men, not angels" : gender and intimate partner violence in antebellum New Orleans --
"We are all men" : transforming gender expectations in New Orleans during the Civil War and Reconstruction --
"Strike me if you dare" : abused women of New Orleans and the right to be free from violence --
"You can't abuse her in this house" : family, community, and intimate partner violence in New Orleans --
"The rule of love has superseded the rule of force" : the criminalization of intimate partner violence in New Orleans --
"It will be done to maintain white supremacy" : the decline of intervention in the South --
Epilogue: Gender and intimate partner violence in the early 1900s.
Responsibility: Ashley Baggett.

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Uncovers the voices of abused women who utilized the legal system in New Orleans to address their grievances from the antebellum era to the end of the nineteenth century. Poring over 26,000 records,  Read more...

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