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The Plantation Mistress

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The Plantation Mistress by Catherine Clinton
  • Paperback $16.00

    Feb 12, 1984 | 352 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Dec 01, 2010 | 352 Pages

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The Plantation Mistress challenges and reinterprets a host of issues related to the Old South. The result is a book that forces us to rethink some of our basic assumptions about two peculiar institutions—the slave plantation and the nineteenth-century family. It approaches a familiar subject from a new angle, and as a result, permanently alters our understanding of the Old South and women’s place in it.” —Eric Foner, History Book Club Review

“Clinton has assembled many interesting quotations from old letters and diaries to support her belief that women in the antebellum South were generally overworked, often unhealthy, and little freer than their slaves.” —Atlantic Monthly

“One can be grateful that the recent emphasis on the study of women’s history has encouraged this much-needed work.” —Christian Science Monitor

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