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- DescriptionMany early-nineteenth-century slaveholders considered themselves masters not only over slaves, but also over the institutions of marriage and family. According to historians, the privilege of mastery was reserved for white males. But slaveholding widows enjoyed material, legal, and cultural resources to which most southerners could only aspire.
- Author BiographyKirsten E. Wood is assistant professor of history at Florida International University, where she is also affiliated with the women's studies and African/New World studies programs.
- Author(s)Kirsten E. Wood
- PublisherThe University of North Carolina Press
- Date of Publication31/05/2004
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleGender and American Culture
- Place of PublicationChapel Hill
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThe University of North Carolina Press
- Content Note2 illustrations, notes, bibliography, index
- Weight408 g
- Width146 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edition Statement1st New edition
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