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Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Mary E. Frederickson and Delores M. Walters (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Inspired by the searing story of Margaret Garner, the escaped slave who in 1856 slit her daughter's throat rather than have her forced back into slavery, this book focuses on historical and ... More


Dissident Friendships: Feminism, Imperialism, and Transnational Solidarity

Elora Halim Chowdhury and Liz Philipose (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040412
eISBN:
9780252098833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040412.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Often perceived as unbridgeable, the boundaries that divide humanity from itself—whether national, gender, racial, political, or imperial—are rearticulated through friendship. This book expresses the ... More


Cool to Be Smart: Microresistances and Hopeful Glimpses

Shauna Pomerantz and Rebecca Raby

in Smart Girls: Success, School, and the Myth of Post-Feminism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520284142
eISBN:
9780520959798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284142.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In this chapter, we focus on two themes that offer glimpses into places in smart girls’ lives where possibilities for social transformation might be fostered. First, we explore ways that some of the ... More


Art and Memory: Healing Body, Mind, Spirit

Carolyn Mazloomi, Nailah Randall Bellinger, Olivia Cousins, S. Pearl Sharp, and Catherine Roma

in Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037900
eISBN:
9780252095160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037900.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on contemporary women artists whose artworks were featured in the Gendered Resistance Symposium, sponsored by Miami University and the National Underground Railroad Freedom ... More


College Girls

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.6
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on the female academy, an important setting in which girls in the nineteenth-century Old South developed a counterculture of resistance. Drawing on the personal experience of ... More


Home Girls Single Life

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.7
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the difficulties that beset young women in the nineteenth-century Old South as they finished college and confronted their adult destiny as wives and mothers. It focuses on the ... More


Southern Belles Courtship

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the rituals of courtship involving young women in the nineteenth-century Old South. More specifically, it considers the young southern women's quest for self-determination ... More


Blushing Brides: Engagement

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Courtship was not always successful in allaying young women's fears of commitment or discouraging them from seeking marriage. Yet young single women in the nineteenth-century Old South did not ... More


Dutiful Wives

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Young women who accepted a subordinate role in marriage were taking an important step toward accepting the inferior status assigned to elite women in the Old South during the nineteenth century. For ... More


Devoted Mothers

Anya Jabour

in Scarlett's Sisters: Young Women in the Old South

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831014
eISBN:
9781469605166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887646_jabour.11
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Marriage was an important indicator—and maker—of adult status in the nineteenth-century Old South. It set the stage for well-to-do white women to practice adult responsibilities and enjoy elite ... More


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