Ladies, Women, and Wenches

Ladies, Women, and Wenches

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Pursuing the meaning of gender in nineteenth-century urban American society, Ladies, Women, and Wenches compares the lives of women living in two distinctive antebellum cultures, Charleston and Boston, between 1820 and 1850. In contrast to most contemporary histories of women, this study examines the lives of all types of women in both cities: slave and free, rich and poor, married and single, those who worked mostly at home and those who led more public lives. Jane… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2017)

Collection: Gender and American Culture

Format: EPUB

Page count: 234 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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