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A splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern womens history.--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky UniversitySpanning the sweep of southern womens history from colonial times to the late 20th century, thisMoreA splendid sampler of the very latest and best of scholarship in the field of southern womens history.--Thomas Appleton, Eastern Kentucky UniversitySpanning the sweep of southern womens history from colonial times to the late 20th century, this collection represents the best scholarship on the lives and experiences of black and white southern women. Through topics as diverse as the rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the organization of labor in the apparel industry, these essays explore how southern women constantly moved beyond the traditional confines of race, class, and gender to resist the restrictions of a patriarchal society and assert themselves through organizations and institutions in their communities and personal lives.ContentsIntroduction, by Anne Firor ScottPart I. The Private World1. The Empire of My Heart: The Marriage of William Byrd II and Lucy Parke Byrd, by Paula A. Treckel2. The New Andromeda: Sarah Morgan and the Post-Civil War Domestic Ideal, by Giselle Roberts3. The Worst Results in Mississippi May Prove the Best for Us: Blanche Butler Ames and Reconstruction, by Warren Ellem4. College Girls: The Female Academy and Female Identity in the Old South, by Anya JabourPart II. The Civil War Era5. Tis True That Our Southern Ladies Have Done and Are Still Acting a Conspicuous Part in This War: Women on the Confederate Home Front in Edgefield County, South Carolina, by Orville Vernon Burton6. Ministries in Black and White: The Catholic Nuns of St. Augustine, 1859-1869, by Barbara E. Mattick7. The Rise of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1894-1914, by Karen L. CoxPart III. The Segregation Era8. Keepers of the Hearth: Women, the Klan, and Traditional Family Values, by Glenn Feldman9. Warm Personal Friend, or Worse Than Hitler? How Southern Women Viewed Eleanor Roosevelt, 1933-1945, by Pamela TylerPart IV. The Era of Social Change10. Esther Cooper Jackson: A Life in the Whirlwind, by Sarah Hart Brown11. From Sharecropper to Schoolteacher: Thelma McGees Mississippi Girlhood, by Kathi Kern12. Bridges Burned to a Privileged Past: Anne Braden and the Southern Freedom Movement, by Catherine Fosl13. Vivion Brewer of Arkansas: A Ladylike Assault on the Southern Way of Life, by Elizabeth Jacoway14. After the Wives Went to Work: Organizing Women in the Southern Apparel Industry, by Michelle HaberlandBruce Clayton is Harry A. Logan Professor of History at Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania. He is the author of a biography of W. J. Cash and has co-authored a previous book with John Salmond, Debating Southern History: Ideas and Actions in the Twentieth Century South.John A. Salmond is professor of American history at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. He is the author of Gastonia 1929: The Story of the Loray Mill Strike- “My Mind Set on Freedom”: A History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968- and The General Textile Strike of 1934: From Maine to Alabama (2002).