Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South

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We know little about the lives and thoughts of white women in the antebellum South, and for many years students of the period have waited for a broadly based sampling of their writings. In Our Common Affairs, supplying this need, Joan E. Cashin has assembled 125 documents that explore the lives of these women in their own words. Cashin has selected excerpts from letters, diaries, wills, recipe books, and advice literaturemost never before publishedand drawn from sources in every Southern state. Her subjects include the ...

Our Common Affairs: Texts from Women in the Old South 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801853067

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