Very Good copy, cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. Binding may have light creases. Lots of life left in these pages. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Focusing on slave women on the rice plantations of low-country South Carolina, Leslie Schwalm offers a thoroughly researched account of their vital roles in antebellum plantation life and in the wartime collapse of slavery, and their efforts as freedwomen to recover from the impact of war while redefining life and labor in the postbellum period.
Review: "Brimming with insight, prickly about assumptions too easily arrived at in earlier literature, briskly and pointedly written... A valuable intervention in the critical debate over the transition from slavery to freedom in the American South." -- Stephanie McCurry, author of Masters of Small Worlds: Yeoman Households, Gender Relations, and the Political Culture of the Antebellum South Carolina Low Country "This compelling, well-documented work offers us an intriguing look at a particular group of black women and their struggles to work for themselves and their communities on their own terms. Clearly, it makes a significant contribution to Civil War and Reconstruction-era historiography."--Jacqueline Jones, author of The Dispossessed: America's Underclass from the Civil War to the Present
Title: A Hard Fight for We: Women's Transition from...
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Book Condition: VERY GOOD
Book Description University of Illinois Press, 1997. Book Condition: Fair. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP83408121