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Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South

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Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South - Kennedy, V Lynn
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In Born Southern , V. Lynn Kennedy addresses the pivotal roles of birth and motherhood in slaveholding families and communities in the Old South. She assesses the power structures of race, gender, and class--both in the household and in the public sphere--and how they functioned to construct a distinct antebellum southern society. Kennedy's unique approach links the experiences of black and white women, examining how childbirth and motherhood created strong ties to family, community, and region for both. She also moves ...

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Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South 2012, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421405803

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Born Southern: Childbirth, Motherhood, and Social Networks in the Old South 2010, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801894176

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