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CLINTON, CATHERINE - The Plantation Mistress - Woman's World in the Old South

New York, Pantheon. 1982. (ISBN: 0394722531). Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. A Fine unmarked copy. This pioneering study of the much-mythologized Southern belle offers the first serious look at the lives of white women and their harsh and restricted place in the slave society before the Civil War. Drawing on the diaries, letters, and memoirs of hundreds of planter wives and daughters, the author sets before us in vivid detail the daily life of the plantation mistress and her ambiguous intermediary position in the hierarchy between slave and master. B2C. Fine/No Jacket.
GBP 6.00 [Appr.: EURO 7.25 US$ 8.12 | JP¥ 924] Book number 008017

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