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- DescriptionDespite their prevailing image and stereotype, southern women have often gone beyond convention, living on their own terms within a society that revered tradition and compliance. Spanning the colonial era to the mid-twentieth century, Beyond Image and Convention documents women from widely varied social, ecomic, religious, and ethnic backgrounds who acted outside the accepted gender boundaries of their day.Reflecting the quality and breadth of current scholarship in the field of southern women's history, this collection of essays relies upon previously untapped documentary evidence and, in the process, crafts provocative new interpretations of our collective past. The essays explore the historical experience of black and white southern women across nearly three centuries, including a white woman's sexual misconduct in colonial North Carolina, one slave woman's successful attempt to carve out an automous existence in southwestern Virginia, an ex-slave's fight for freedom in postbellum Missouri, and the civil rights activism of two white southern women Sarah Patton Boyle of Virginia and Alice Norwood Spearman of South Carolina.Breaking new ground in the study of women's history, Beyond Image and Convention provides valuable insights for both specialists and general readers.
- Author BiographyJanet L. Coryell is Associate Professor of History at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. She is the author or editor of several works, including Neither Heroine nor Fool: Anna Ella Carroll of Maryland. Martha H. Swain is Professor of History at Mississippi State University in Starkville. Her publications include Ellen S. Woodward: New Deal Advocate for Women. Sandra Gioia Treadway is the Deputy Director of the Library of Virginia in Richmond. She is the author or editor of several publications, including Women of Mark: A History of the Woman's Club of Richmond, Virginia. Elizabeth Hayes Turner is Associate Professor of History at the University of Houston-Downtown. Her latest publication is Women, Culture, and Community: Religion and Reform in Galveston, 1880-1920.
- PublisherUniversity of Missouri Press
- Date of Publication31/05/1998
- SubjectGender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
- Series TitleSouthern Women : Their Lives and Times
- Place of PublicationMissouri
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Missouri Press
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byElizabeth H. Turner,Janet L. Coryell,Martha H. Swain,Sandra Gioia Treadway,etc.
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